06/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Denver iPad Thieves Sever Man's Finger In Cherry Creek Mall

Not surprisingly, the hysteria surrounding the release of apple's iPad has resulted in a rash of theft cases. For one Denver man, however, thieves took more than just the iPad he was buying for his company: they also took part his finger.

Bill Jordan says he entered the popular Cherry Creek Mall in Denver to buy an iPad that his employer was to use as a business gift. After purchasing the iPad, Jordan was followed down a winding staircase on the way to his car. He was met at the bottom of the staircase by two thieves who began pulling Jordan's shopping bag from his hand.

The problem: the cords from the bag were wrapped tightly around Jordan's left little finger. The thieves pulled so hard that they tore off Jordan's skin and tendons. A doctor later recommended amputation.

The suspects are still at large, and police said they would likely release the surveillance video of the attack on Tuesday.

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