The modern version of taking candy from a baby?
The advent of smartphones means a sizable chunk of the population is now walking around with a piece of electronics worth several hundred dollars on their person at all times. Suffice to say, not everyone is as careful with their phones as they perhaps should be, and thieves seem to target those that keep their phones in less secure locations (like a back pocket). However, a video making the rounds today shows just how far thieves are willing to go.
CNet points to a video posted by the Sun newspaper that shows a man stealing an iPhone from a baby in a stroller. Apparently, Danielle Hinnigan gave her 20-month-old daughter her iPhone so the toddler could watch Barney the Dinosaur while her mother shopped. The video shows a man approaching the stroller and glancing around before bending down to take the phone from the baby. Check it out for yourself below:
Hinnigan, as anyone would be, was disgusted that the thief targeted her daughter. Still, it does remind us of the value of smartphones and that we need to be careful when using them in public. Incidents of people having their phones snatched from their hands while making a call are not unheard of, and how safe do you feel when using Google Maps to navigate to a restaurant or friend's house? What do you do to keep your phone safe while out? Let us know in the comments below!