Teen dies trying to hold onto iPad during theft, police say
It’s a natural instinct to resist if someone tries to steal something out of your hand.
In Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon, that instinct might have cost a 15-year-old boy his life.
As the Las Vegas Sun reports, Marcos Vincente Arenas was walking down the street, holding an iPad.
Police say an SUV pulled up alongside him. A man allegedly got out of the passenger seat and tried to wrest the iPad from Arenas.
The teen wouldn’t let go of the device, so, investigators say, he was dragged along by the alleged thief toward the vehicle.
He was still near the passenger door when the car took off. Arenas was run over and died in hospital of his injuries.
Police have issued descriptions of both the driver and the passenger of the SUV, said to be a white Ford Explorer or Expedition.
This is the latest and most gruesome example of the phenomenon known as “Apple-picking.”