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New London, Connecticut ne'er-do-well Jerome Taylor thought his iPhone to be a suitable facsimile for a handgun in his failed attempt to hold up a local restaurant. Not that the restaurant staff weren't fooled, but they make cooks tough in Connecticut, and rather than meekly handing over the cash, they grabbed knives and stood …

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Daylight robbery?

Are we talking about Apple's prices again?

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Obvious Headline

This is a Stick App

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WTF?

OK, so if this guy can afford an iPhone...

...WTF was he doing holding up a restaurant??

(Unless he nicked the iPhone, of course!)

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Probably broke and hungry after having.......

....bought the iPhone.

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Though I strongly suspect that he now no longer feels.........

....that the product is "magical"!

Enough already! We've had our fun - Happy Christmas everybody, even fanbois (of ALL denominations).

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Shutgun app?

He probably downloaded the shotgun app and thought he could rob a restaurant with it ... USians ... the Belgians of the Americas!

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USians

Hm what's an USians? I can't seem to find it in the dictionary or on the net .

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I used that Google thingy

"USian

A racial slur used by Central and some South Americans to demean real Americans."

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=usians

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Its a crime here to.

> But it turns out that trying to rob someone at gunpoint is still a crime, even if you don't have a gun and are in America.

It is irrelevant whether the thief has a gun, an iphone, a banana or simply just his finger. It is the victims viewpoint that matters. If the thief convinces the victim that they have a gun then it is a gun crime.

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Its a crime here to.

>> It is irrelevant whether the thief has a gun.

You beat me to it. While I'm here, I should point out that many of the toy guns that reg. readers would have owned when they were a child, would now probably be considered a realistic imitation firearm and possession in a public place would probably land you in a great deal of trouble (for possession of a firearm). Infact even the ones which weren't realistic would probably still be considered imitation firearms.

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He may have succeeded...

...if he had used an Android phone. They make far better fake firearms.

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goes to show

There is obviously a market for phones in a gun form factor. Apple of course would never make such a device but I would expect a chinese handset running android in the new year.

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Such a phone would add a whole new threat dimension to.............

........"don't ring us, we'll ring you"! Or, if you want to start a small war, "get your people to ring my people"!

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this story say something about people who buy iphone

that is they are a bunch of suckers!!

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Need to rob someone?

There's an app for that.

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Just like in the article

"Daylight robbery - there's an app for that (tm)"

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WTF?

Had he been watching Pulp Fiction?

Had he been watching Pulp Fiction and got the wrong idea about holding somewhere up with a mobile phone?

Guess he didn't pay attention and thought it was a restaurant they were on about and not a bank...

NSFW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMhI78yt0tw&feature=related

(Skip to 1 min 28 seconds in).

Rob

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