15-Year-Old Boy Dragged To Death During iPad Theft

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A fifteen year old boy has been gruesomely killed in Las Vegas while being robbed for his iPad.

Two men — Jacob Dismont, 18, and Michael Solid, 21 — have been arrested and charged for open murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in the death of teenager Marcos Arenas.

Arenas, the oldest of ten children and a student at Bonaqnza High School, was walking home from school with his two-month old iPad when Solid and Dismont pulled up in a car and tried to grab it from his hands. Arenas refused to let go, resulting in him being dragged, then run over.

Arenas’s father Ivan said:

“For him to lose his life over an iPad, it’s just not fair,” Ivan Arenas told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Never in my life would I imagine that me buying my kid an iPad for his birthday would end up with him getting run over.”

What a tragedy. An iPad isn’t worth losing your life, or taking someone else’s.

  • requiemforaleo

    How on Earth does the iPad have ANY significance in this incident at all? Furthermore, how is it at all appropriate for a tech website to post an article about this?

  • CharilaosMulder

    speechless

  • technochick

    How on Earth does the iPad have ANY significance in this incident at all? Furthermore, how is it at all appropriate for a tech website to post an article about this?

    It was a ipad being stolen so of course it is going to be mentioned. And doing so as if the iPad itself killed the kid just gets max it fodder out there. And that is CoMs main tactic

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