I’m hardly the person to be telling anyone what sorts of electronics to use, but when muggers are taking your phone, deciding it’s not worth the effort and giving it back, it might be time for an upgrade. Then again, maybe you’ve got the right idea because you get to leave with what you came with while Joey Android is frantically asking you to call for help since he suddenly can’t.
A gun-toting mugger in Central Park was so disappointed by his victim’s cheap flip phone that he handed it back.
“Once he saw my phone, he looked at it like, ‘What the f–k is this?’ and gave it back to me,” recalled Kevin Cook, 25, of Brooklyn.
“It’s like a 3-year-old generation Windows phone,” said Cook, a New York Sports Club salesman who was walking with a pal near the West Drive in the 60s at 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
“I guess he didn’t think he could get anything for it,” Cooke added. “It’s kind of humorous.