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Man Tried to Rob Restaurant With iPhone (Fails)

Apple advertises that the iPhone can do many, many things. In fact, one man decided to use his iPhone to rob a restaurant – but it didn't work.

Jerome Taylor, 20, went into an Indian restaurant in New London, Conn. claiming that he had a gun. He threatened for money, but the cooks weren't having any of that and responded by arming themselves with knives.

Taylor backed down afterwards, saying that he was only kidding but that he needed money for his child. He then fled the scene and police eventually caught up to him. The police found that Taylor wasn't armed with anything more threatening than his iPhone.

The restaurant staff declined to press charges, but the police still charged the man with attempted robbery and interfering with an officer.

  • GoldenI
    He needs money for his child but yet he can afford an iPhone... the mentality of some people, eh?
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  • vittau
    Isn't the title slightly misleading?

    If he were carrying any other phone this wouldn't even be in the news.
    I know this comment is kinda like beating a dead horse lately, but it just had to be said. And besides, he might as well have stolen that iPhone too.
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  • Nesto1000
    Well what do you expect? He's an iphone user.

    If he needed money that bad, he could have sold his iphone. Especially since it was for his baby.
    Idiots these days...
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  • sundragon
    vittauIsn't the title slightly misleading?If he were carrying any other phone this wouldn't even be in the news.I know this comment is kinda like beating a dead horse lately, but it just had to be said. And besides, he might as well have stolen that iPhone too.
    C'mon' Tom's has to start a flame war somehow... Can we have some news please... The FOX news network of the computer world...
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  • Memoscorp
    Read this on Gizmodo like a week ago... the restaurant staff didn't press charges cause they felt sorry for him.
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  • the amazing tea alligator
    Anyone think of Pulp Fiction when they read the title?
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    Im sorry im generally somewhat accepting of useless apple articles that would not have been in the news if it was another brand, but this is SERIOUSLY PATHETIC! The man doesn't even USE the iPhone to rob the restaurant, he just happens to have it on his person... :pfff:
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  • stingstang
    sundragonC'mon' Tom's has to start a flame war somehow... Can we have some news please... The FOX news network of the computer world...Ohhhh. Tom's, you gonna take that? That's a pretty bad burn, being compared to Fox News.
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  • SoiledBottom
    This is what happens when you bring an Igun to a knife fight
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  • mavroxur
    He actually failed prior to the robbery. He bought an iPhone.
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