81-year-old chases iPhone thieves, gets pushed on tracks — Brooklynian

81-year-old chases iPhone thieves, gets pushed on tracks

We've seen a lot of reckless crime victims recently, snatching guns out of the hands of would-be muggers, etc. Hate to say it, but ALMOST GETTING KILLED is the more likely outcome when you decide that your $199 smartphone is worth fighting for:

The 81-year-old man was standing on the J-line platform at Lorimer St about 11:45 a.m. on Friday when one of the thieves approached him and stole his smartphone.

As the man chased his robber, a second suspect pushed him onto the trackbed below, police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Woodhull Hospital in stable condition, according to cops.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/teens-shove-octogenarian-train-tracks-brooklyn-subway-station-article-1.1026681#ixzz1n7zv3wVg

This poor old "octogenarian" is getting a lot of sympathy, while the "heartless" teens are subject to a lot of fist-shaking ire... not to excuse what the teens did, but I hope this octogenarian regrets giving chase over a ridiculous iPhone.

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