Choosy mugger declines opportunity to steal old cell phone

Will Lerner
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment
Odd News

Beggars can’t be choosers, but apparently crooks can. The New York Post writes that an armed mugger decided he didn’t want the, “3-year-old generation Windows phone” he had been handed and gave it back to his victim, 25-year-old Brooklyn resident Kevin Cook.

The mugging, perpetrated by two unidentified men, took place in Central Park after midnight on Friday evening. It was certainly a frightening one. According to an earlier report by the Post, the armed suspects threatened the lives of Kevin and his friend, who did hand over a briefcase, debit and credit cards, a passport, and $113 in cash.


However, Mr. Cook does get to keep his cell, as the thief was not impressed with 2010 LG Quantum mobile phones, apparently. Cook told the Post, “Once hesaw my phone, he looked at it like, ‘What the f*** is this?’ and gave it back to me.” Cook told 1010 WINS CBS New York News, “I just assumed that he couldn’t make any money off of it. So he handed it back to me and a minute later I was able to call 911 and get the whole thing started.”

Police have not yet caught the robbers, and are asking anyone with information regarding the crime to call them at (800) 577-TIPS.

More info: New York Post, 1010 WINS