Tuesday, October 2, 2012


The first newspaper accounts about Sunday's stabbing and iPhone robbery at the 18th Street F train station reported that a man grabbed another man's iPhone as he was on the steps leaving the station, stabbed him in the chest, and ran away.

Later accounts added that the victim is forty years 0ld. They reported that he got on the F train at Avenue I and that the train was headed northbound toward 18th Avenue. When the victim took a quick look at his iPhone, the criminal grabbed it, stabbed the man in the chest, and ran away. The victim then stumbled out of the train onto the 18th Avenue station elevated platform. These accounts don't place him on the steps leaving the station at any point.

The latest accounts say that the criminal approached the victim on the southbound (not the northbound) F train at the Avenue I  (not the 18th Avenue) stop, knocked (not grabbed) the phone out of his hands, slashed him in the lower back (not the chest) when he bent over to retrieve it (which previously wasn't mentioned), and ran away.

These more recent accounts include a description of the robber: about twenty-five years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, and wearing blue jeans, a jean jacket, and a red hooded sweatshirt.