"It's like a bad dream," said a newly nine-fingered man who lost an iPad to a robber who pulled so hard on the Apple bag intertwined around his fingers that it stripped his pinky to the bone.

Bill Jordan of Aurora, Colorado purchased an iPad at the Cherry Creek Mall as a favor for a Canadian friend. With the handle of the iPad bag intertwined around his fingers, Jordan walked into the mall parking lot—and was followed by a pair of robbers. CBS4Denver reports:

A few feet from the doors to the parking garage Jordan felt a violent tugging at his arm. He looked down and saw a young man trying to grab his bag.

"He was almost sitting on the ground he was pulling so hard and it was still tied around my fingers; and it wouldn't come off and then finally he gave it one big jerk; and that's when he stripped the skin off my pinky and it went right down to the bone."

"I saw just a bone, all the skin and tendons and everything were off."

A food vendor proffered napkins to slow the bleed. Rushed to the hospital, Jordan's pinky would be amputated. Luckily, you do not need a pinky to operate a touch screen. Unluckily, it doesn't sound like Bill Jordan even owns an iPad, anyway. Point of query: If you sent a friend to buy you an iPad and he lost his pinky finger in the process, how long do you have to wait before you're allowed to ask him to go back to complete the deed? The Canadian friend is still waiting, right? [CBS4Denver via Consumerist, image via CBS4Denver]