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Use iPhone for Attempted Robbery? Robber Says He's Just Kidding

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By Jason Beahm on January 05, 2011 5:47 AM

We've featured a lot of the ways that iPhones can help you run your law practice, but one that isn't recommended is for robbing restaurants. For whatever reason, Jerome Taylor thought that he could rob a Connecticut restaurant with just his phone, NBCConnecticut.com reports. To some extent his plan worked. The cooks seemed to believe he had a gun. To another extent the plan did not work. The cooks pulled out their large knives and threatened Taylor.

Jerome Taylor didn't have an answer, or an app, for that.

He quickly broke down and told the cooks that he was kidding and was only there because he needed money for his child. He made a convincing plea and then, just like that, he ran away. The cooks would later tell police that they felt sorry for him and did not wish to see him prosecuted.

No matter what the cooks wanted, the police immediately went on the lookout for Taylor and quickly located and arrested him. The suspect apparently forgot his constitution iPhone application, and confessed to the crime. If he had consulted the constitution, it would have reminded him that he had the right to remain silent.

But alas, Taylor couldn't keep his mouth shut and further sealed his own fate. Jerome Taylor is being charged with attempted robbery and and interfering with an officer. Attempted robbery consists of making an affirmative step towards theft of property or money through the use of physical force or fear against a victim.

At this moment, Taylor is probably wishing there was an app for bail.

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