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    Cyclist shot on NYC bridge

    I hope this is just an isolated incident!!


    see http://nypost.com/seven/04122004/new...news/22595.htm

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    This is the third story I've seen in four months about someone risking their life for a cell phone.

    Don't people realize that cell phones are free?
    If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
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    This is NYC. I doubt that people are targeting cyclists in particular.

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    Hey, at least he lived to tell the story.

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    He valued his cell phone more than his bike. He should be shot. (just kidding)

    He was afraid to give the phone up because he may need to contact someone????? Hey, genius, if you don't get shot, you don't need to call anyone.

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    look at the bike, the cell phone is worth way more.

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    duh...you can't contact someone if you're dead...luckly for him it didn't come to that.

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    Nokia should give him free cell phones and service for life and feature him in all of their TV spots. He could be their Jared :-)

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    No joke! Can you get anyone more suited as a spokesperson?

    Hey buddy, shoot me twice, whatever. . . but you ain't gettin' my damn Nokia phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChezJfrey
    No joke! Can you get anyone more suited as a spokesperson?

    Hey buddy, shoot me twice, whatever. . . but you ain't gettin' my damn Nokia phone!
    I can just see the bumperstickers, the t-shirts and the belt-buckles now...

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    what a f'n idiot.
    surly take's care of surly

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    Ok, I live in New York City. This stuff isn't too uncommon so I can poke a little humor at this:

    1) He was shot in the leg and then proceeded to CONTINUE arguing with the mugger.
    2) THEN he was shot in the leg, "After he shot me in the arm, I started to run," Muchalski said. "Until the moment he shot me in my arm, I was sure it was just a toy."

    So basically, he still thought the gun was a toy after he was shot in the leg the first time...
    A nokia 3390 isn't worth the plastic it's made of. If anyone asked for my cellphone, I'll just pop the battery as I'm giving it to him, which would turn it off and password lock it. Then ride off and occasionally call the mugger at work to taunt him about not being to place outgoing calls on his stolen phone.

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    Okay... I just had to look up the Nokia 3390. I did recall it being an older model but yeesh... they give these phones away free when you purchase a pre-paid calling card! I think the mugger got the losing end of the trade as I'm sure the cost in bullets was more than what that phone was worth. Regardless, no item is worth a life especially your own.
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    Why doesn't this story surprise me?
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    I'm sure that when he gets the hospital bill he will think it was really worth it all

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    what about the scum lurking around on the bridge?? granted, i don't think the victim was too smart... but the real idiot is that a** hole with the gun. i bike that bridge all the time, and this one sits a little too close to home.

    there's something wrong with someone willing to put themselves at harm over a cell phone, but i think there's REALLY something wrong with someone willing to take a life over a cell phone. give the poor guy a break...
    Last edited by timmhaan; 04-14-04 at 10:11 AM.

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    "give the poor guy a break..."

    Hey hey Hey! One Break, commmming uuup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brillig
    This is the third story I've seen in four months about someone risking their life for a cell phone.

    Don't people realize that cell phones are free?
    That's like saying "credit cards are free". It's not the phone, it's the thousands in charges that could be rung up before he could get it cancelled.

    My respnse in that situation: "Here, take the phone. I've already hit the panic button, the police are tracking it via GPS. Have a good afternoon."

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