iPad Mugging Reveals Danger Of Tying Shopping Bags Around Your Fingers


A Colorado man who was picking up an iPad as a present for a co-worker was rewarded for his errand-running with a mugging that left him minus a finger. After leaving the Apple Store at his local mall with the bag tied around his fingers, Bill Jordan — who noted to his local CBS affiliate that he’d moved his family to the Rockies in order to get away from the wilds of New Jersey — was accosted in the parking lot. And then: “He was almost sitting on the ground he was pulling so hard and [the bag] was still tied around my fingers; and it wouldn’t come off and then finally he gave it one big jerk; and that’s when he stripped the skin off my pinky and it went right down to the bone.” The 59-year-old’s finger had to be amputated.