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Arrests at Apple store after iPhone 5s launch

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Sep 2013 22:34 User comments (3)

Arrests at Apple store after iPhone 5s launch An Apple stores in Southern California had an eventful launch for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5s when people were arrested for fighting.
Pasadena Police Lieutenant Jason Clawson said that two men among the line-up of hundreds waiting for a new iPhone got into a fight. The men, identified as 23 year old George Westbrook of Compton, and 43 year old Lamar Mitchell of Pasadena, were arrested for fighting in public.

In a separate incident at the same store, another man was detained for a 72 hour mental evaluation. He had gotten into an argument with another man whom he said paid him to keep his place in line. Several news sources report that it was a homeless man paid to keep a place in line by another man who clearly didn't feel like camping out.

Apple hired two Pasadena police officers to stay at the store throughout the rest of the day, and there was no major incident.

Apple fans waited in line to get their hands on a new iPhone 5s - or maybe an iPhone 5c - on Friday, but there was no shortage of complaints about supply, particularly of the gold coloured smartphones.

In the UK, it was reported that mobile networks were frustrated with the stock they received from Apple, which included too few iPhone 5s devices, and too many iPhone 5c devices. Some even speculated that it was intentional to drive more buyers of the cheaper, plastic iPhone 5c.

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3 user comments

120.9.2013 23:03

first paragraph has a few typos

220.9.2013 23:28

If all that these people worry about is the next iPhone release, then they have a real problem.

34.10.2013 15:47

Originally posted by ivymike:
If all that these people worry about is the next iPhone release, then they have a real problem.
Stupid sheep.

Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

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