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Man Steals iPhone from a Baby

By - Source: The Sun | B 52 comments

The modern version of taking candy from a baby?

The advent of smartphones means a sizable chunk of the population is now walking around with a piece of electronics worth several hundred dollars on their person at all times. Suffice to say, not everyone is as careful with their phones as they perhaps should be, and thieves seem to target those that keep their phones in less secure locations (like a back pocket). However, a video making the rounds today shows just how far thieves are willing to go.

CNet points to a video posted by the Sun newspaper that shows a man stealing an iPhone from a baby in a stroller. Apparently, Danielle Hinnigan gave her 20-month-old daughter her iPhone so the toddler could watch Barney the Dinosaur while her mother shopped. The video shows a man approaching the stroller and glancing around before bending down to take the phone from the baby. Check it out for yourself below:

Man Takes iPhone from a Baby

Hinnigan, as anyone would be, was disgusted that the thief targeted her daughter. Still, it does remind us of the value of smartphones and that we need to be careful when using them in public. Incidents of people having their phones snatched from their hands while making a call are not unheard of, and how safe do you feel when using Google Maps to navigate to a restaurant or friend's house? What do you do to keep your phone safe while out? Let us know in the comments below!

    

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    biggiebody , October 4, 2012 11:48 PM
    lets just ignore the iphone for a second, my question is why is the stroller alone near a strange guy? Why do I not see anyone resembling a mom anywhere near the stroller in the video? Maybe shes on the right side where the video is cut-off but that's still leaves the baby alone near some guy. This could have been a lot worse than just an iphone getting stolen.
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    bluekoala , October 4, 2012 11:59 PM
    Babies don't need 600$ gadgets for entertainment.
    More importantly, infants shouldn't be left without supervision. The last place you want to see your baby is on a milk carton.
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    kinggraves , October 4, 2012 11:58 PM
    I'm disgusted that a man would take anything from a baby stroller.

    I'm disgusted none of the many people passing by didn't bother to do anything.

    I'm disgusted that the mother is so incompetent she left her child unattended with an electronic device and sees nothing wrong with her actions.

    I'm disgusted same mother was probably more worried about replacing the phone than glad her baby hadn't been taken instead.

    Have a nice trip to the ER after it swallows the battery. It's people like this that make it so it's required to place a warning that giving a child a plastic bag is a bad idea.
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  • 24 Hide
    Anonymous , October 4, 2012 11:43 PM
    He stole an iPhone...
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    stingstang , October 4, 2012 11:44 PM
    sorry, I couldn't see what happened because an ad covered The WHOLE SCREEN.
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    alxianthelast , October 4, 2012 11:46 PM
    serves her right for subjected a baby to that kind of mind rotting trash.
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    biggiebody , October 4, 2012 11:48 PM
    lets just ignore the iphone for a second, my question is why is the stroller alone near a strange guy? Why do I not see anyone resembling a mom anywhere near the stroller in the video? Maybe shes on the right side where the video is cut-off but that's still leaves the baby alone near some guy. This could have been a lot worse than just an iphone getting stolen.
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    Martin9630 , October 4, 2012 11:53 PM
    why does the baby have an iPhone in the first place?
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    kinggraves , October 4, 2012 11:58 PM
    I'm disgusted that a man would take anything from a baby stroller.

    I'm disgusted none of the many people passing by didn't bother to do anything.

    I'm disgusted that the mother is so incompetent she left her child unattended with an electronic device and sees nothing wrong with her actions.

    I'm disgusted same mother was probably more worried about replacing the phone than glad her baby hadn't been taken instead.

    Have a nice trip to the ER after it swallows the battery. It's people like this that make it so it's required to place a warning that giving a child a plastic bag is a bad idea.
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    bluekoala , October 4, 2012 11:59 PM
    Babies don't need 600$ gadgets for entertainment.
    More importantly, infants shouldn't be left without supervision. The last place you want to see your baby is on a milk carton.
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    excella1221 , October 5, 2012 12:23 AM
    How despicable.
    Though, lol at the people who would rather hate and comment on the fact that the item in question is an iPhone instead of the situation itself. The hell.
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    bllue , October 5, 2012 12:41 AM
    I keep my phone in my front pocket, it's really the most secure place you can have it. She left her baby unattended, her iPhone gets stolen and the only thing this woman worries about is her damn iPhone? What about her child's safety? Does she not stop and think what could happen?
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    A Bad Day , October 5, 2012 12:45 AM
    okibrianWhat true dumb @sses some of you are. A low life scum steals from a child and you pathetic trash talking low lifes have to bring up this iPhone trash talking $hit. Get a freak'n life already! Go check out of your mom's house already.


    And if your mom was deceased years ago?...
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    greghome , October 5, 2012 12:49 AM
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    geronimo8 , October 5, 2012 12:51 AM
    She left her daughter alone?
    No doubt about it, she's using an iPhone.
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    jhansonxi , October 5, 2012 12:54 AM
    A Bad DayAnd if your mom was deceased years ago?...

    Is your name Norman Bates?
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    bustapr , October 5, 2012 12:59 AM
    of course the guy is an asshole for stealing it, but even I know a parent should never leave theyre kid in a stroller alone and facing away from them. Not to mention that giving your baby a phone is a stupid idea. I have no doubt this asshole is going to be caught, but the parent was being a bad parent in this situation.
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    devotiecon , October 5, 2012 1:04 AM
    Quote:
    What do you do to keep your phone safe while out?

    Well, I'm not gonna let my baby hold on to it anymore, you can be sure of that. As for my baby, IDK it's around here somewhere...

    *goes back to farmville*
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    chuckchurch , October 5, 2012 1:22 AM
    Google "pointless articles involving iphone". This is as tech related as my laundry schedule.
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    Anonymous , October 5, 2012 1:32 AM
    First off, I am not a fan of apple products, let that be clear, but I am familiar with them. Allowing your child to watch a video on your your phone is not bad parenting, nor is it dangerous. Anyone familiar with apple's phone and tablet line know that getting at the battery is beyond the scope and ability of most adults, let alone children, due to having disassemble the phone with a screwdriver to change it. Also there are no sharp edges or high risk of shock, burning, or choking as it's much too large for even an adult to swallow. Being said, the thief stole a phone. It doesn't matter if it's an iPhone, Nokia, or Blackberry. He stole it from a baby.... Most crimes are crimes of opportunity. This mother was shopping with her child, and apparently temporarily lost focus of her child, and this man stole a phone. I am sure this mother is glad that her child is safe and also realized that had it been a different kind of criminal, he would have seen the opportunity to take something a little more precious than her phone. I don't think this woman was a bad mother. There are parents who leave their children alone in their cars while they shop, or at home alone. Which is more dangerous? This woman was likely very close to her child. This man took less than ten seconds to steal. I fail to see how the theft of a phone is newsworthy, or how having let a child use a phone that poses no danger should be vilified. I think a thief is a thief no matter who he steals from. And a thief who steals from a baby is likely more cowardly a thief than one who steals from an adult. However stealing from a baby does not make this a great story, nor does the fact that it's an iPhone.
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    Anonymous , October 5, 2012 1:32 AM
    I like how all of you missed the fact that someone should have been watching this, and all of the people walking around didn't notice the creepy guy standing around the stroller.
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