Not everyone has gotten in on the touchscreen smartphone craze—and for once, it seems to have paid off. At least for one person.
While there are a few rogue phone users still holding on to their QWERTY keyboards, Kevin Cook, 25, was able to hold on to his phone just a bit longer just because it was a flip phone. Cook, a New York Sports Club salesman, was with a friend at Central Park Saturday near midnight (already a big mistake) when they were approached by two men who were armed with a gun. While the thieves took $133, a briefcase, debit and credit cards, a passport, and a non-flip phone, Cook was sparred his device after one of the robbers took it, then quickly gave it back after seeing it was a flip phone.
"Once he saw my phone, he looked at it like, 'What the f-k is this?' and gave it back to me," Cook said.
"It's like a 3-year-old generation Windows phone," he continued. "I guess he didn't think he could get anything for it... It's kind of humorous."