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Man attempts to rob restaurant with iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Dec 2010 22:29 User comments (30)

Man attempts to rob restaurant with iPhone Jerome Taylor, of Connecticut, walked into the Northern Indian restaurant on State Street earlier this week, put on a mask and pulled an item from his pocket while demanding money.
The cooks each pulled out a knife and told Taylor they were not giving him anything.

Taylor then apologized, said he needed the money to feed his kid and proceeded to leave.

When police officers eventually caught him, he confessed but showed them that he had used an Apple iPhone and not a gun, or any other deadly weapon.

The restaurant cooks told the police afterwards that they felt sorry for Taylor and would not pursue charges, but the police have charged the would-be criminal with attempted robbery anyways.

Taylor added that his child was staying with a relative.

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30 user comments

126.12.2010 22:31

Give me the money...or I'll tweet mean things about you!



226.12.2010 23:00

why didn't he sell the iPhone so he could buy food for his child?

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326.12.2010 23:01

I hate our system, since these guys felt sorry and didn't want to press charges now the police charge him instead, taking more money that he needs to feed his kid with away from him and giving it to the state not the people that were victimized



427.12.2010 0:09

You could sell it, but you'd still be paying your monthly bill until the contract ran out. The $50 he could probably get for it is dwarfed by the amount of money it would take to get out of the contract.

Why did he get it in the first place? Times were possibly better for him when he got it...I'd hope. People don't always make the best financial decisions. You and I included.

527.12.2010 1:01

...................are you freaking kidding me..an I Phone.......but yes I do hate the cops though..even though Robber be stupid the owners didn't pursue charges but they lock him up anyway in a sense with False Charges sense he had NO Weapon...and didn't rob the place but it does make you wonder how Police Got Involved

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627.12.2010 2:43

Originally posted by IguanaC64:
You could sell it, but you'd still be paying your monthly bill until the contract ran out. The $50 he could probably get for it is dwarfed by the amount of money it would take to get out of the contract.

Why did he get it in the first place? Times were possibly better for him when he got it...I'd hope. People don't always make the best financial decisions. You and I included.
Legally if you can show a contract is detrimental to your well being, or an extreme hardship you can petition the courts to assist you to get out of a contract, much like chapter 11...

727.12.2010 3:40

Originally posted by IguanaC64:
You could sell it, but you'd still be paying your monthly bill until the contract ran out. The $50 he could probably get for it is dwarfed by the amount of money it would take to get out of the contract.

Why did he get it in the first place? Times were possibly better for him when he got it...I'd hope. People don't always make the best financial decisions. You and I included.
How much better were times? If it is under contract, it was purchased less than two years ago...around the worst point of the current depression.


827.12.2010 9:25

Originally posted by Tristan_2:
...................are you freaking kidding me..an I Phone.......but yes I do hate the cops though..even though Robber be stupid the owners didn't pursue charges but they lock him up anyway in a sense with False Charges sense he had NO Weapon...and didn't rob the place but it does make you wonder how Police Got Involved
Yes because if he's willing to rob 1 place with a phone and got busted that won't mean he won't do it with a real gun next time.

it also doesn't mean this was his first time robbing a place either.

927.12.2010 9:50

I can't believe you guys haven't picked up on this... the phone is probably stolen...




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1027.12.2010 10:28

the newer model iphones are still selling for decent price used online. people are so silly. if you call your carrier and say you want to cancel due to death the carrier would cancel without penalty. at least that's what at&t does. i cannot say for verizon etc as i have only worked for at&t. you don't even have to show proof to them.

back to the article though i think he deserves to be arrested if he was trying to rob someone. the guy was literally risking his life for pocket change. i know times are hard but if you need food or something there are usually pantries and churches that would help in pretty much every state. saying he did it because he needed to feed his kid was probably something said to gain sympathy. even if you are a man you can get all kinds of assistance if you are the main provider for a child. heck i wish i had a kid i could be getting EBT and a check.

1127.12.2010 10:47

Originally posted by ps3lvanub:
I can't believe you guys haven't picked up on this... the phone is probably stolen...

lol. shame on us?

1227.12.2010 12:28

Meh...the guy sure doesn't look too bright anyway...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

1327.12.2010 14:03

Robbery?....There's an app for that

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1427.12.2010 16:37

Originally posted by toked:
Originally posted by ps3lvanub:
I can't believe you guys haven't picked up on this... the phone is probably stolen...

lol. shame on us?

I wasn't trying to come across as a smart ass, I just thought that the first avenue of thought would have been that because he robbed the store he obviously robbed the iPhone.



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1527.12.2010 17:39

Quote:
...................are you freaking kidding me..an I Phone.......but yes I do hate the cops though..even though Robber be stupid the owners didn't pursue charges but they lock him up anyway in a sense with False Charges sense he had NO Weapon...and didn't rob the place but it does make you wonder how Police Got Involved

Attempted robbery is a true crime in every state. Also in most states pretending to have a deadly weapon is the same as actually having one.

1627.12.2010 17:42

Originally posted by ps3lvanub:
Originally posted by toked:
Originally posted by ps3lvanub:
I can't believe you guys haven't picked up on this... the phone is probably stolen...

lol. shame on us?

I wasn't trying to come across as a smart ass, I just thought that the first avenue of thought would have been that because he robbed the store he obviously robbed the iPhone.
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1727.12.2010 19:55

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1827.12.2010 20:01

O__O I hear you....

1927.12.2010 22:46

The comedic value of this is nearly endless, as is the advertising potential...

Quote:
I'M WARNING YOU! I HAVE AN iPHONE, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE IT...

2028.12.2010 0:20

Next time he should use a gun...he would get a lot of prison time, and they feed the prisoners. Plus, they would take his kid away...a very good thing for the child.



2128.12.2010 6:56
sheri1983
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What a dumbass! Next time, use an iPad!

2228.12.2010 12:18

Yeah the state reserves the right to protect the public in some cases reguardless of what the victum says. Who know's next time he might actually have a gun. Also they didn't charge the looser with armed robbery. Hopefully he is out of the picture long enough for that kid to have a chance at a decent life...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

2328.12.2010 12:36

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Yeah the state reserves the right to protect the public in some cases reguardless of what the victum says. Who know's next time he might actually have a gun. Also they didn't charge the looser with armed robbery. Hopefully he is out of the picture long enough for that kid to have a chance at a decent life...

I do feel that the kid will have an even crappier life without him.


2428.12.2010 17:25

Almost depressing. Dude was probably all cracked out or some ish. Sounds like a crackhead tale.

2530.12.2010 1:24

Originally posted by stuntman_:
I hate our system, since these guys felt sorry and didn't want to press charges now the police charge him instead, taking more money that he needs to feed his kid with away from him and giving it to the state not the people that were victimized
charges without victim consent is a common practice in his home nation, as is offense "stacking;" piling on all related charges to the crime in question. i dont feel sorry for his familial situation though, "a likely excuse" as some would say.

2630.12.2010 1:52

unless anyones willing to give a statement (considering they didnt press charges might be hard to get a statement).the case should get dropped.personally i dont think the police should be able charge someone if the victim doesnt want to press charges.


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2730.12.2010 3:02

Originally posted by toked:
Originally posted by dEwMe:
Yeah the state reserves the right to protect the public in some cases reguardless of what the victum says. Who know's next time he might actually have a gun. Also they didn't charge the looser with armed robbery. Hopefully he is out of the picture long enough for that kid to have a chance at a decent life...

I do feel that the kid will have an even crappier life without him.


The kid might be sad for a while, but will almost certainly be better off in the long run. Even if the kid gets stuck in an institution (highly unlikely given the amount of news coverage here), that at least guarantees food, shelter, and the opportunity for a good education. These are three things that the father could not guarantee.


2830.12.2010 4:35

Originally posted by KillerBug:
The kid might be sad for a while, but will almost certainly be better off in the long run. Even if the kid gets stuck in an institution (highly unlikely given the amount of news coverage here), that at least guarantees food, shelter, and the opportunity for a good education. These are three things that the father could not guarantee.
without discipline, all three of those wont matter. One is not born knowing right from wrong, its taught through observation's of surroundings and disciplinary actions.

an institute isn't known to produce well behaved children. if anything id say it produces more gang members, than parents in gangs.

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293.1.2011 10:15

Except under very extreme cases (sexual/physical abuse) it is almost never better for kids to go into foster care. Many foster care households do it just for the paycheck. Many of these kids are dumped on the street when they turn 18 (the state stops paying) with no life skills, no education/work plan, no support. They get bumped from household to household and split up from siblings.

Yeah...a lot of these people are f*ckups, but that doesn't mean the state is a better nanny.

303.1.2011 20:30

I know people raised here by the government here called ward of the state.Most the ones ive met were drug addicts and in and out of juvenile detention centres.Know a few people that were raised in foster homes and they didnt turn out normal either.If the parent/s loves the child/ren and does't abuse them why should they lose there child/ren.


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