Man Loses Finger and iPad to Thief
Man's Finger Torn Off Protecting iPad from Robber
An American man trying to fend off a thief trying to steal an iPad lost more than just the world's hottest piece of tech -- he also lost a piece of his finger.
Doctors were forced to amputate part of Bill Jordan's left pinky after it was partially torn off when a thief grabbed a bag Jordan was holding that contained a brand new iPad.
Jordan, 59, had the cord of the bag wrapped around his left hand when the thief "completely blind-sided" him and jerked the bag off his hand, stripping the flesh of Jordan's finger down to the bone.
It is a gruesome injury for a man whose excitement for his new iPad quickly turned to horror after the unexpected injury. Jordan says that the thief kept pulling on the bag and eventually something had to give, and that something was a piece of his finger. Jordan says the skin from his finger came completely off.
Stolen iPad Costs Man Finger
Jordan says he was completely unaware that he was being followed after leaving the Apple store with the highly coveted iPad, and says he is shocked that he was robbed in the middle of the day in broad daylight.
Jordan also sustained nerve damage to his ring finger, but emergency workers were able to get his wedding band off the swollen finger without cutting the band.
The thief is still on the loose, but police have obtained video footage of from the theft as well as the serial number for the stolen iPad. Jordan's finger is on the mend, but he says he'll feel much better once the robber is caught.