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(KHOU Houston)   Although camping out overnight to get one of the first new iPhones can be a lot of fun, you're also a sitting duck for any robber with a gun   (khou.com) divider line 51
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2013-09-20 03:09:31 PM  
Stupid is as stupid does.
 
2013-09-20 03:23:35 PM  
There's a twist.  Being robbed OUTSIDE an Apple store.
 
2013-09-20 03:50:24 PM  
So how long before one of them sues AT&T for not providing security?
 
2013-09-20 05:09:16 PM  
What's done is done, like everything under the sun. Perhaps he should have run? I like hot lesbiuns.
 
2013-09-20 05:11:28 PM  
Robbery? There's an app for that.
 
2013-09-20 05:11:39 PM  
Might as well have a sign on you saying "I've got at least $600 on the credit card in my wallet."
 
2013-09-20 05:13:35 PM  
Although camping out overnight to get one of the first new iPhones can be a lot of fun, you're also a sitting duck for any robber with a gun

and coyotes. Don't forget the coyotes.

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2013-09-20 05:15:03 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: What's done is done, like everything under the sun. Perhaps he should have run? I like hot lesbiuns.


No more rhyming; I mean it!
 
2013-09-20 05:15:16 PM  
Not to put too fine a point on it, if you're waiting outside for multiple days (or even multiple hours) to be one of the first to overpay for something that will be common in a few weeks and isn't any better than what it's replacing, you're already stupid. That notwithstanding, living in fear of the bogeyman is a shiatty way to go through life. You won't be robbed. It's as likely to happen as you winning the lottery.
 
2013-09-20 05:15:19 PM  
I don't understand the need to camp out all night for a damn device... I just don't get it or am I just not that shallow of a human.
 
2013-09-20 05:17:44 PM  
If only he'd had a gun app.
 
2013-09-20 05:17:54 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I don't understand the need to camp out all night for a damn device... I just don't get it or am I just not that shallow of a human.


They think they are superior for getting it first, much like you make yourself feel superior by mocking them. You are equally shallow.


/And I found a way to make myself feel superior to both!
//I like to park in handicapped spaces, while handicapped people make handicapped faces...
 
2013-09-20 05:19:16 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I don't understand the need to camp out all night for a damn device... I just don't get it or am I just not that shallow of a human.


That gold iPhone will be a status symbol in NYC, where nobody knows about your Mercedes.
 
2013-09-20 05:19:38 PM  
Who needs a gun for that?  If you're camping outside for an iPhone, you probably aren't among the more physically capable people in the world.  A sock full of rocks, or even just a mean glance from a scruffy dude is probably enough to part you from your money.

Or a black turtleneck, bluejeans, and New Balance sneakers clothing combo...
 
2013-09-20 05:19:44 PM  
Or a robber with any weapon, really.

Or the invading forces of neighboring nations, while we're at it.
 
2013-09-20 05:20:27 PM  

iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...


The last time a person camping in line for a product release brought a legally carried firearm, a man was killed.
 
2013-09-20 05:21:12 PM  

iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...


Yes introducing a gun into a situation where nobody actually was injured would really have been safer.
 
2013-09-20 05:23:02 PM  

Dimensio: iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...

The last time a person camping in line for a product release brought a legally carried firearm, a man was killed.


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2013-09-20 05:23:26 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...

Yes introducing a gun into a situation where nobody actually was injured would really have been safer.


Might have had a better ending. Check the post above yours.
 
2013-09-20 05:23:56 PM  

Dimensio: iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...

The last time a person camping in line for a product release brought a legally carried firearm, a man was killed.


I'm betting conservatives can think of a demographic difference between Phone and LeBron James shoes enthusiasts that makes all the difference..
 
2013-09-20 05:23:57 PM  

Dimensio: iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...

The last time a person camping in line for a product release brought a legally carried firearm, a man was killed.


The offender had a gun out; seems like a justifiable act.
 
2013-09-20 05:24:16 PM  

Dimensio: iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...

The last time a person camping in line for a product release brought a legally carried firearm, a man was killed.


See, these guys knew how to target marks better than that guy.
 
2013-09-20 05:26:51 PM  

Dimensio: The last time a person camping in line for a product release brought a legally carried firearm, a man was killed.


aww maaan see? why can't he shoot below the waist, or in this case since it was over a shoe, in the foot?
 
2013-09-20 05:26:57 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...

Yes introducing a gun into a situation where nobody actually was injured would really have been safer.


Didn't some politician or other put her foot in it by making a very similar statement to a group of women who had been victims of sexual assault?

/ me thinks that such comments cross into the whole "blame the victim" angle.
 
2013-09-20 05:26:58 PM  
I've been an android user forever, until I switched to windows phone last year. Now TMobile is giving me a free iPhone 5c, so I said "sure, I'll try it for a little while." Why not? Can't have less features than windows phone. We'll see. Anyway, I can wait a week. Why the desperation to risk being robbed so you can have one on day one? Who's gonna care that YOU got one, anyway?
 
2013-09-20 05:27:24 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I'm betting conservatives can think of a demographic difference between Phone and LeBron James shoes enthusiasts that makes all the difference..


Seems like you've already thought of it...
 
2013-09-20 05:27:55 PM  
Suspect had the following identifying marks:

img.fark.net
 
2013-09-20 05:35:08 PM  
iRobbed.
 
2013-09-20 05:45:27 PM  
I wonder if they had any thumbprints from the scene.
 
2013-09-20 05:46:27 PM  
Rob different.
 
2013-09-20 05:46:37 PM  
Not gonna lie, I've slept with a guy because he was among the first to have the newest version of a product on the market.

And I'm not even gay. It just, happened.
 
2013-09-20 05:47:01 PM  
Willie Sutton would be proud
 
2013-09-20 05:49:32 PM  
The new iPhone has a new hat!
 
2013-09-20 05:50:11 PM  
If I was making a large purchase like that in person, I'd want to have a few invisibly discrete and legally armed buddies around.

Just in case.
 
2013-09-20 05:51:24 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Not to put too fine a point on it, if you're waiting outside for multiple days (or even multiple hours) to be one of the first to overpay for something that will be common in a few weeks and isn't any better than what it's replacing, you're already stupid. That notwithstanding, living in fear of the bogeyman is a shiatty way to go through life. You won't be robbed. It's as likely to happen as you winning the lottery.


I have been robbed and won the lottery.
 
2013-09-20 06:02:58 PM  
Hope they had upgraded to iOS7 so that the iPhone/iPad brick themself the next time it goes on the internet.
 
2013-09-20 06:05:08 PM  
Why hasn't anyone made a business selling "5a,6b,7e,8a,9fu" or whatever decals people can just put on their iPhone so they can be the coolest douchebags on the block by having the newest iPhone without actually having to buy the newest one every 6 months.
 
2013-09-20 06:10:43 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Dimensio: iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...

The last time a person camping in line for a product release brought a legally carried firearm, a man was killed.

I'm betting conservatives can think of a demographic difference between Phone and LeBron James shoes enthusiasts that makes all the difference..


Only a liberal would think that any rational human being would find any qualifier to justified self defense.
 
2013-09-20 06:21:23 PM  

Dimensio: iheartscotch: Poor, poor, poor libs. Your ideals seem to have not protected you.

/ if only they had some sort of item that allowed them to protect themselves...

The last time a person camping in line for a product release brought a legally carried firearm, a man was killed.


Holy crap. If you can tell if anybody anywhere is packing heat while waiting in line for something, it's good that you use your superpowers for good rather than evil. Ever worked for Santa Claus? He has a pretty tight surveillance program too, even if he only covers Christian pre-tweens.
 
2013-09-20 06:49:28 PM  
The silver-lining:  Victims will get to frolic with Steve Jobs amongst the iClouds in the sky.
 
2013-09-20 06:49:56 PM  

highendmighty: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: What's done is done, like everything under the sun. Perhaps he should have run? I like hot lesbiuns.

No more rhyming; I mean it!


Anybody want a peanut?
 
2013-09-20 07:01:21 PM  

Mugato: Why hasn't anyone made a business selling "5a,6b,7e,8a,9fu" or whatever decals people can just put on their iPhone so they can be the coolest douchebags on the block by having the newest iPhone without actually having to buy the newest one every 6 months.


And some spray paint for the latest models.  For the Deluxe Kit throw in pair of skinny jeans, steampunk beard/moustache, a smug sense of entitlement, and jar of artisanal pickles.
 
2013-09-20 07:16:02 PM  
My first thought: "In TEXAS! None of them were armed?" Then I remembered who they were and why they were there, and I completely understood.
 
2013-09-20 07:46:51 PM  
I'm kind of amazed that "camping out waiting for the new iphone" is still a "thing".

iPhone isn't even unique anymore, nowadays it's the "lowest common denominator" phone that everybody gets when they don't want to deal with making choices.

Why does anyone still "camp out" for that?
 
2013-09-20 08:05:11 PM  

highendmighty: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: What's done is done, like everything under the sun. Perhaps he should have run? I like hot lesbiuns.

No more rhyming; I mean it!


Anybody want a peanut!
filmdope.com
 
2013-09-20 08:57:40 PM  
What's that one saying about a fool and his money?
 
2013-09-20 09:47:47 PM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-09-21 09:14:39 AM  
the only thing i ever urban camped out for was tickets to the who!
 
2013-09-21 10:09:07 AM  

porterm: the only thing i ever urban camped out for was tickets to the who!


GnR/Metallica. I guess we're both old. Me slightly less.
 
2013-09-21 12:19:29 PM  
Perfect argument for Concealed Carry.

Thanks, subby

concealedcarryohio.com
 
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