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Prostitutes Stole Man's iPhone So He Opened Fire on Their Motel Door

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By Edward Tan, JD on May 16, 2012 7:03 AM

Apple must make some really good mobile phones. Two men who claimed their iPhones were stolen by prostitutes fired shots at a motel door to get their gadgets back.

Cesar Salmeron, 28, and Jasiel Salmeron, 25, apparently tracked down the thieves to a motel room in California at around 8 a.m. They wanted to confront the people inside, Fox 40 reports. So naturally, they fired a gun at the door.

Much to their likely surprise someone inside shot back and Jasiel Salmeron was hit.

So what did Jasiel do next?

If you guessed continue the fire-fight "Die Hard" style, you'd be wrong. He went with the more rational choice: go to the hospital for medical treatment.

However, the problem with receiving care for gunshot wounds is that it tends to raise some alarm bells. In Jasiel's case, police came and eventually the men were arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm.

In California, assault with a deadly weapon carries a stiff penalty. Conviction can land a person up to four years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $10,000.

It makes the punishment for negligent discharge of a firearm look like a cakewalk by comparison. That charge subjects defendants to up to a year imprisonment or sometimes more.

Officers later searched the motel, but found no victims. So whoever, fire back at the men must've hightailed it out of there real fast. The reaction is understandable. Getting shot at early in the morning is probably not a good way to start day and is also a good sign that it's time to go.

So if there's a lesson to be learned here, it's that if you think a prostitute has stolen your iPhone, call the police. Because firing a gun usually leads to more guns, and arrests.

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