Jerome Taylor, 20, got a bit more than he bargained for while attempting to rob a restaurant. One thing he underestimated was the very real threat of kitchen workers’ knives in contrast with his very unreal weapon of choice: his iPhone.
After walking into a restaurant and demanding money, Taylor, of New London, Conn., found the staff grabbing knives and confronting his would-be thievery. His tune then changed from menacing to apologetic as he recognized the inferiority of his stick-up weapon.
Taylor then fled the scene, but was captured by police hours later. Fortunately, the staff was moved by his story that he needed to rob to get money and care for his child. Unfortunately, police were not so easily swayed, and charged him with attempted robbery and interfering with police.
Apparently, iPhones can’t do everything. And until an app is devised to shoot bullets out of the smarphone, robbers should probably stick to conventional weapons. Or, [insert joke about jailbreaking].