Outrage: Man loses finger during iPad robbery

Apple says the iPad is “magical and revolutionary,” but I don’t know if it’s worth losing a finger over. A man in Denver purchased an iPad for a business associate—he didn’t even know what an iPad was—and as he was exiting the mall another man came up to him and ripped the bag away, severing his finger in the process. Sigh.

The victim told a local TV channel:

The next thing I know, I’m spun around. I see this kid, his rear end almost on the ground, and he’s pulling it out of my hand. I just remember seeing this kid pulling and pulling and pulling till it got caught. Took the flesh right off and the tendons and everything. There was nothing but bone.

Mall security cameras—why do security cameras always have such low frames per second? Maybe one of you work in the security field and can clue me in—were able to record the entire ordeal, so it should be a little easier for police to nab the criminal.

There really isn’t anything I can add to this other than, well, I hope the criminal is caught sooner rather than later.

Stories like this, that school district in Pennsylvania, and that Wal-Mart Black Friday crush really make you say, “Really? I have to share the planet with these people? Why can’t people be nice to each other? Is that so hard?”