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(ABC)   CNN reporter robbed of her iPhone. Nine reported dead   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 45
    More: Scary, CNN, iPhone, WSB-TV, Carol Costello, Atlanta Police  
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2013-05-07 08:53:39 AM  
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2013-05-07 08:54:49 AM  
TFA?
 
2013-05-07 08:54:58 AM  
they just reported that along with the 9 dead there is 53 injured. something maybe with ties to al qaeda
 
2013-05-07 08:55:13 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-07 08:57:53 AM  
Atlanta is being shut down to search for the perpetrators.
 
2013-05-07 08:58:44 AM  
I read the whole article and I don't see where anyone died.  How dare you report that misinformation?  You might as well work for .....

oh

/I see what you did there
//Fox reported that Obama stole it
///MSNBC blames Ted Cruz
 
2013-05-07 09:00:02 AM  
Why are they reporting the theft of her phone?  They don't to that for the proles.
 
2013-05-07 09:02:06 AM  
Here's a link to the video of the event. As stated in TFA, there is a bit of NSFW language.
http://youtu.be/IjaDuTLGFJc
 
2013-05-07 09:02:40 AM  
People still use iPhones?
 
2013-05-07 09:02:51 AM  
How did she get an Iphone 9?
 
2013-05-07 09:03:03 AM  
That's what you get for walking down the street in Atlanta.
 
2013-05-07 09:05:22 AM  
They see me strollin',
They snatchin',
Tryin' to stop me from reportin' early.
 
2013-05-07 09:06:06 AM  
Now she can get the new iPhone

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2013-05-07 09:08:09 AM  
NY Post Reports 15 More Phones Stolen!!
 
2013-05-07 09:08:15 AM  
The what I got from the headline: someone lost her iPhone 9 (I didn't even know it came out), and the phone is reported dead.
 
2013-05-07 09:08:46 AM  
It's time to kill wolf blitzer

/if cnn is mentioned, it's the only thing worth saying.
 
2013-05-07 09:10:14 AM  
'Reporter's iPhone Blown Up In Boston. Film at 11.'
 
2013-05-07 09:12:38 AM  
THE NY POST AND CNN NOW REPORTING THAT A SECOND IPHONE HAS HIT THE TOWER
 
2013-05-07 09:13:01 AM  
How did they put all those body parts back together and figure out it was her after the whole wood-chipper thing?
 
2013-05-07 09:13:14 AM  
No arrests have been made.
 
2013-05-07 09:17:08 AM  
Infowars reporting that the stolen iPhone was a false flag theft perpetrated by the New World Order.
 
2013-05-07 09:17:38 AM  
Theft of iPhones is apparently a really big problem in cities. Thieves snatch the phones from people using them (usually women because they don't fight back as well) who are walking alone. Once they wipe them clean of data, they resell the phone on the black market for hundreds of dollars. I saw one security video of a woman being body slammed against a wall by a thief, and when she still didn't let go of the phone he punched her until she dropped it.
 
2013-05-07 09:20:36 AM  
It's not news, it's CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox...
 
2013-05-07 09:21:27 AM  

Bendal: Theft of iPhones is apparently a really big problem in cities. Thieves snatch the phones from people using them (usually women because they don't fight back as well) who are walking alone. Once they wipe them clean of data, they resell the phone on the black market for hundreds of dollars. I saw one security video of a woman being body slammed against a wall by a thief, and when she still didn't let go of the phone he punched her until she dropped it.


I can see resisting a strongarm attack, but anyone stupid enough to try to resist a snatch and grab thief for their phone deserves to be punched.
 
2013-05-07 09:21:56 AM  
This is why you should always have a locator app built in to your phone.
Then you can track it down in just a few seconds.  Assuming that is, that the phone is still on an hasn't been wiped out.

Anyway...  I find it generally amusing that the victim is a CNN reporter, and this story comes from ABC.
 
2013-05-07 09:24:15 AM  
If you have a smartphone and don't have a GPS tracker/Stolen Phone tracker app installed for just these things, then you are in fact dumber than your phone...
 
2013-05-07 09:28:02 AM  
9 is now spelled out "Nine" in the headline, all the side-note fun is gone.
 
2013-05-07 09:28:16 AM  
CNN has reporters? Since when?
 
2013-05-07 09:32:51 AM  
The phone was a naturalized US citizen sold into sex slavery for a Kit Kat bar.
 
2013-05-07 09:34:14 AM  
I thought after all the customer complaints the telcos were finally putting an IMEI blacklist into effect.  Removing the market for stolen phones.
 
2013-05-07 09:44:30 AM  
It happened to Carol Costello who I find particularly smarmy in that unique anchorperson way. Not saying the theft was justified but I can easily see her parading down an Atlanta street saying something loudly into her phone like "You don't understand Jerry I need these bagels to be absolutely fresh" drawing attention to herself and said phone.
 
2013-05-07 09:50:07 AM  

farkingnotworking: It's not news, it's CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox...


So your saying I should trust CBS?

www.chicagotribune.com
 
2013-05-07 09:53:00 AM  

CeroX: If you have a smartphone and don't have a GPS tracker/Stolen Phone tracker app installed for just these things, then you are in fact dumber than your phone...


Except thieves just turn the phone off. Bingo, your tracker app is now useless!
 
2013-05-07 10:07:36 AM  

TheLopper: CNN has reporters? Since when?


Ha
 
2013-05-07 10:09:47 AM  

Bendal: Except thieves just turn the phone off. Bingo, your tracker app is now useless!


And, the phone just became a brick. Stalemate.
 
2013-05-07 10:14:19 AM  
OH THE HUMANITY!
 
2013-05-07 10:20:04 AM  
img1.fark.net The perpetrator tried to rob Anderson Cooper too, but he would have none of it.

flatsixes.com
 
2013-05-07 10:25:17 AM  
I laughed Subby.
You must be old, like me.
 
2013-05-07 11:56:13 AM  
Well we only have two reasonable paths - total escalation of iphone deterrence: all phones must be made from c4 and detonate after three wrong pin entries, or finger registration and background checks.  Hair pulling could happen at any time.
 
2013-05-07 12:03:11 PM  

spentmiles: Admitted iPhone thief here... Though I've never punch a woman to get it.


The risk v. reward on that just doesn't seem worthwhile to me. Though I'd never kill someone for stealing my shiat.
 
2013-05-07 01:10:53 PM  

spentmiles: Bendal: Theft of iPhones is apparently a really big problem in cities. Thieves snatch the phones from people using them (usually women because they don't fight back as well) who are walking alone. Once they wipe them clean of data, they resell the phone on the black market for hundreds of dollars. I saw one security video of a woman being body slammed against a wall by a thief, and when she still didn't let go of the phone he punched her until she dropped it.

Admitted iPhone thief here... Though I've never punch a woman to get it.  What sucks is that they're making the Android phones in white now, which makes it difficult to tell them apart from the iPhones when you are running by at full speed.  The Android phones aren't worth anything, which means you're stealing for the thrill of it at that point.  I wish they'd take the white Android phones off the market because they're a pain in the ass.


I have a droid for this very reason. And I'm not stupid enough to walk the city streets with a phone to my ear- that's what hands free head sets (cheap inconspicuous ones) are for.

Oh... and If there's anyone here  that deserves a good punching- it's the jack arses that steal phones in the first place. Good day, sir.
 
2013-05-07 01:20:48 PM  

spentmiles: Bendal: Theft of iPhones is apparently a really big problem in cities. Thieves snatch the phones from people using them (usually women because they don't fight back as well) who are walking alone. Once they wipe them clean of data, they resell the phone on the black market for hundreds of dollars. I saw one security video of a woman being body slammed against a wall by a thief, and when she still didn't let go of the phone he punched her until she dropped it.

Admitted iPhone thief here... Though I've never punch a woman to get it.  What sucks is that they're making the Android phones in white now, which makes it difficult to tell them apart from the iPhones when you are running by at full speed.  The Android phones aren't worth anything, which means you're stealing for the thrill of it at that point.  I wish they'd take the white Android phones off the market because they're a pain in the ass.


I painted my Palm Treo white just to mess with thieves.
 
2013-05-07 01:30:14 PM  

TFA quoting Costello:

"I felt no fear at the time, I was just angry," she said. "Now I'm angry, shaken and sad. What a lousy life those kids have ahead of them." [emphasis added]

Huh? They got away with it, lady.
 
2013-05-07 05:04:18 PM  
It's pretty obvious.
Richard Jewell did it.
 
2013-05-07 05:58:59 PM  
Reporter attacked, unable to communicate: 18 confirmed dead. Suspect in custody.
Reporter can't communicate: 6 dead. Suspect identified.
Reporter's phone stolen: 8 injured. No suspects.
Reporter dropped phone in the sewer.
 
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