Impatient thieves eager to get their hands on the new iPhone 5 cell phones rammed a BMW into a Temecula, California Apple Store last week. Police arrested 22-year-old Equonne R. Howard, who they say was at the wheel of the BMW when he smashed through the Apple store's iconic storefront windows.
Once inside the store, Howard's accomplices jumped out and began picking up iPads that were sent flying when the car collided with display tables at the front of the store.
Howard attempted to back out of the store but his hasty departure was impeded by the same tempered glass windows he just drove through. The damage to the pricey BMW included 2 flat tires and the license plate fell off the car, which made it easier for the police to track Howard down.
The keys to the BMW -- which Howard abandoned near the Apple store -- were still in his pocket. The damage to his parent's BMW will certainly exceed the price of the stolen merchandise. Howard pleaded not guilty Wednesday to multiple felony charges, Slate.com reports.
There is no word on whether he got his hands on the much-hyped iPhone 5. Apple stocks soared close to $700 a share following the launch of the iPhone 5s Friday.
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