By: iCopywriter Senior Editor, Heather Price-Wright
It was like stealing candy from a baby.
Candy that probably cost upwards of $600, that is.
The UK’S The Sun reported Wednesday that Luella Reid, a 20-month-old, was watching Barney and Friends on her mother’s iPhone when a man sidled up to her, snatched the phone, and “calmly” walked away.
What’s worse, according to the child’s mother, is that she believes the man and a female accomplice saw the child with the phone and actually followed them into the store to steal it. Police agreed that it seemed the alleged thief deliberately targeted the little girl, knowing it would not be difficult to steal from her (see the above cliché about stealing from babies).
The man’s despicable act was caught on closed circuit TV in the store, and the video is available on The Sun’s site (but be warned: Only watch it if you want to have a bad taste in your mouth and be grumpy about humanity for the rest of the day).
The man was described as middle-aged (really, dude?), with graying hair and glasses.
While we’re totally disgusted by this creep’s behavior, we have to wonder: Should your baby really be holding your smartphone, especially in public?
What do you think? Do you let your children play with your phone? Would you let them have it in a public place?
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