Charges Filed In Finger-Mangling IPad Theft

A brazen theft in the Cherry Creek Mall left the victim with a permanent injury to his hand. He had just bought an iPad as a favor for a friend. Bill Jordan told CBS4 he moved his family to Colorado from New Jersey 15 years ago to get away from a crime there. Now after the iPad theft, he said his life and the life of his family will never be the same. CBS

Prosecutors in Denver have formally filed charges against a man suspected of mangling a shopper's finger while stealing an iPad.

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. It's unclear whether he has an attorney.

Smith is accused of yanking the shopping bag from 59-year-old Bill Jordan after he left the Apple Store at a Denver mall April 22.

A cord from the bag was wrapped around Jordan's left hand and got caught on his left pinky finger. Doctors amputated two-thirds of Jordan's finger because the flesh was stripped to the bone.
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