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A heartbroken family was pleading for the public's help on Tuesday after a teenage girl died trying to stop a man who stole her iPhone, police said.

Ruby Rubio, 15, was walking with her 7-year-old sister on West Warner Avenue in Santa Ana on July 3 when she was confronted by a man, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

The man snatched her iPhone before he jumped into the passenger seat of a silver or gray Pontiac waiting nearby, police said.

Rubio had just gotten the iPhone one week earlier and promised her mother she would take care of it.

Rubio chased after the robber and jumped onto the car as it began to drive away, but she fell off and was critically hurt, police said.

"As they drove off, they swerved, she was hanging on to the trunk," Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. "She fell off, struck her head and that's how this started."

The car drove away, and Rubio died at the hospital two days later.

Santa Ana police urged anyone with information to call 714-245-8390 or 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

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OMG, iphone is not that worthy to fight with your life.

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Well I guess she forgot that even if the Criminal got away. She can track the iPhone with find my iphone app.

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OMG, iphone is not that worthy to fight with your life.

 

depends. some people keep personal information on there phones. if somebody had phone with that kind of stuff on it stolen. it could ruin a persons life. 

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Rubio chased after the robber and jumped onto the car as it began to drive away, but she fell off and was critically hurt, police said.

jumped onto the car? sounds like someone had watched a few too many movies

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depends. some people keep personal information on there phones. if somebody had phone with that kind of stuff on it stolen. it could ruin a persons life. 

 

Better that than your life ENDED. :s

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Well I guess she forgot that even if the Criminal got away. She can track the iPhone with find my iphone app.

 

Assuming it had already been set up...

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Possessions aren't worth risking your life over. Pointless death is pointless.

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Leave it to Neowinians to find humor in a tragedy.  Par for the course.

 

RIP Ruby.

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Even if Find my iPhone is made mandatory by Apple during initial setup wizard, thieves will hold people at gunpoint and force them to enter their passwords.

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Possessions aren't worth risking your life over. Pointless death is pointless.

 

Totally agree!

 

These stupid phones are ruining the world! May be a great invention, but unfortunately, they're causing just as much grief as good, if not more.

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I dread to think whats going to happen when the oil runs out. We are going to tear each other to pieces. 

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I dread to think whats going to happen when the oil runs out. We are going to tear each other to pieces.

We will be living in a world of electric cars and solar power. Not need for oil.

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depends. some people keep personal information on there phones. if somebody had phone with that kind of stuff on it stolen. it could ruin a persons life. 

Ruined and dead are two different things right? 

We will be living in a world of electric cars and solar power. Not need for oil.

Ahhhhhh The promised Utopia! I can't wait.  :woot:

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Wonder how much pressure the parents put on her to take care of her iPhone.  Some parents can get really strict/mean about these kind of things.  So kind of hard to say "dumb teen".

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Sad story :(

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Wonder how much pressure the parents put on her to take care of her iPhone. Some parents can get really strict/mean about these kind of things. So kind of hard to say "dumb teen".

So true and a reality as well. Some parents sacrifice other things just to make his kid happy with a phone or computer. My guess is that she was using the phone in public too much and the thief know how to take it from her when she got distrated. I don't like to use my phone in public, specially in a big city or where is too crowded. My phone is a 6 inch beast and can catch the eye of anyone around.

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We will be living in a world of electric cars and solar power. Not need for oil.

 

 

LOL oil is used in far more then just running your automobile and energy. Oil has uses in thousands of products and applications. 

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LOL oil is used in far more then just running your automobile and energy. Oil has uses in thousands of products and applications.

True in that statement but the less oil we use in most products the better. The other remain are going to catch up at some point as well in the near future.

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Ruined and dead are two different things right? 

 

depends on how ruined you would be that you wish you was dead

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Hopefully phone locking will stop this non-sense.

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Hopefully phone locking will stop this non-sense.

 

What can be locked, can be unlocked.

 

The thieves themselves might be stupid, but the people they sell their stolen items too (fences), know how to unlock them again.

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I dread to think whats going to happen when the oil runs out. We are going to tear each other to pieces. 

I'm more worried when we run out of water. We'll run out of clean, drinkable water long before we run out of oil.

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I'm more worried when we run out of water. We'll run out of clean, drinkable water long before we run out of oil.

Guarantee that if something like that happened... The next step will be making sea water drinkable.

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Possessions aren't worth risking your life over. Pointless death is pointless.

It might not just be possessions.. they could have had work related stuff only on that phone, personal notes, ect.. 

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