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Teen girl killed after jumping onto moving car to retrieve her iPhone

By Mason White 10:57 AM July 10, 2014
Rubi Rubio 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A teen girl is dead after she jumped onto a moving vehicle to retrieve her stolen iPhone, police in California said.

Santa Ana Police said on Tuesday, that they were searching for a man who tried to steal a cell phone from the teenager.

The man approached 15-year-old Rubi Rubio, who was walking with her 7-year-old sister near 1000 W. Warner Avenue in Santa Ana.

After grabbing her iPhone, he fled to a gray or silver Pontiac vehicle that was being driven by an unknown person. As the vehicle began to drive away, the girl jumped onto the trunk before falling off.

She was transported to a hospital in critical condition and she later died of her wounds. The mother of the victim said that her daughter probably responded in such an aggressive way because she had broken two phones in the past.

She feared that she would be in trouble for losing or damaging a third phone. The iPhone was recovered, but police are looking for witnesses to the incident.

The man was described as Hispanic in his late 20’s to early 30’s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, white shirt and light colored jeans.