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#1 Hum

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:58

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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#2 Xahid

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:02

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



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:06

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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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:11

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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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:19

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



#6 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:22

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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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:47

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...



#8 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:05

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



#9 streetw0lf

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:17

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

 

RIP Ruby.



#10 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:17

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.



#11 cork1958

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:25

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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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:28

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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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:33

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.

#14 xrobwx

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:41

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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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:41

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".