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Denver: Charges filed 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)
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DENVER – Prosecutors have formally filed charges against a man suspected of mangling a shopper’s finger while stealing an iPad in a bag entangled with the victim’s hand.

The Denver district attorney’s office said Wednesday that 20-year-old Brandon Darnell Smith faces charges of robbery and assault.

Smith hasn’t entered a plea. He’s being held under $200,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Friday.



Smith is accused of yanking the shopping bag from 59-year-old Bill Jordan on April 22.

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.


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