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Weird news: Mugger returns flip phone to victim in New York

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A mugger in New York should have picked a more tech-savvy victim over the weekend. His target’s phone was so out of date that the thief rejected it.

The New York Post spoke to Kevin Cook on Sunday after a friend and he were allegedly robbed in Central Park.

Cook expected a nice walk through the park with his friend on Dec 28, but was instead held at gunpoint by two men who threatened to kill them if they did not hand over money and belongings according to the report.

The 25-year-old and handed over what was in his pockets, which included an older flip-style phone.

“Once he saw my phone, he looked at it like, ‘What the f–k is this?’ Cook said in the report.

Apparently the thieves let Cook keep the Windows brand phone but made off with other items including debit and credit cards, a passport, briefcase and more than $100 in cash according to The Gothamist.

Police are still looking for the discerning robbers, who fled the scene shortly after the mugging.

The Brooklyn resident and his tourist friend identified the men to police. The main gunman was apparently wearing a dark green coat and jeans. His partner had long black hair in a ponytail the men said.



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