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.
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.