Boy’s hand gets cut off after sticking hand through open window to steal an iPhone

Girl holding iPhone (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A teenager lost his hand after being caught trying to steal an iPhone from a home, police in Nigeria said.

Delta police said that the boy, who was not identified, was rushed to a hospital after a homeowner cut off his hand while he was trying to grab an iPhone through an open window.

According to the police investigation, the boy walked on the street in middle of the night, and searched for an open window.

He found an open window, and saw an iPhone charging nearby.

When the boy tried to grab the iPhone, the homeowner used a machete to cut off his hand. The boy quickly fled from the scene, leaving his hand behind.

He then checked himself into a hospital for treatment. So far, no charges have been filed.