Colo. suspect held in finger-mangling iPad theft |

Colo. suspect held in finger-mangling iPad theft

This image taken from video and released Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by the Denver police shows a suspect wanted for stealing an iPad from a man as he left a Denver mall Thursday, April 15. Bill Jordan says he just purchased Apple's latest must-have item and was near the parking garage when the thief grabbed the bag tied around Jordan's hand. He says the bag wouldn't come off and the thief yanked it so hard that it stripped part of Jordan's pinky down to the bone. Doctors later amputated part of the finger. Denver police were still searching for the culprit Tuesday. (AP Photo/Denver Police)

DENVER – Denver police have arrested a man suspected of mangling a shopper’s finger while stealing a brand-new iPad.

Authorities say 20-year-old Brandon Darnell Smith was arrested early Saturday in a traffic stop.

Police suspect Smith is the man who yanked the shopping bag containing the iPad from 59-year-old Bill Jordan on Thursday.

A cord from the bag was wrapped around Jordan’s left hand. Doctors amputated part of Jordan’s pinky finger because the flesh was stripped to the bone.

Jordan had just bought the iPad at a Denver mall.

Smith faces charges of robbery and second-degree assault. He hasn’t entered a plea and it’s unclear whether he has an attorney.

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