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Girl Halts Kidnapping by Pretending iPod is iPhone

The iPod touch in many ways is just an iPhone without the phone. At first glance the devices look similar enough that someone could mistake one for the other.

A 12-year-old girl used this to her advantage and was able to keep herself safe from an attempted kidnapping.

Last week at around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday evening, a man driving a white van drove up to the driveway Stanton Middle School and asked a 12-year-old girl to get inside.

The girl told the man that she was calling 9-1-1 and then held here iPod touch up to her ear as if she was making a call with it.

The man, described as a white male, 35-45 years of age, with a dark crew cut styled hair, then quickly drove off afterward.

Anyone who has information relating to this incident is urged to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Source: ABC

  • teodoreh
    I have an information. I think Apple builds those iPods.
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  • restatement3dofted
    "The man, described as a white male, 35-45 years of age, with a dark crew cut styled hair, then quickly afterward."

    ...what?
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  • icepick314
    thank goodness it wasn't iPhone 4...

    you know with that crappy antenna reception...

    good thing All Mighty Steve didn't change the look of iPod to look like the iPhone 4...

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  • Assmar
    Effing nice.

    *photo of raptor*


    Clever girl.
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  • TheCapulet
    After a few experiences I've had (I won't detail), I doubt the validity of a majority of the 'kidnapping' claims that middle school girls make.

    It take a special kind of idiot to try poaching middle school girls out directly in front of a middle school. And that special kind of idiot most likely wouldn't have had the sense to drive off.

    On an journalism related note, it's time Toms hires Marcus two full time proof readers.
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  • drutort
    Restatement3dofTed"The man, described as a white male, 35-45 years of age, with a dark crew cut styled hair, then quickly afterward."...what?
    i was thinking the same thing... assumption is speed off... just a lucky guess

    I like positive stories like these and they can teach others to use there brains, I bet the 12 year old after being educated about apple though would pick something else, though this time it worked to her advantage
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  • MAC_HATER
    @ Restatement3dofTed: Maybe they accidentally the whole Article?
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  • lp231
    Hahahaha

    Editor FaiI!!!

    Spot the error on that!
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  • aaron686
    Terribad grammar.
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  • jaysbob
    getting kidnapped? theres an app for that.
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