Authorities shut down two subway lines under Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn last night after an iPhone thief dashed into the tunnel. The Post reports that a 19-year-old suspect allegedly stole the phone from a woman waiting for the R train at around 6:40 p.m., and ran down the tunnel. The woman, who was probably seconds away from crushing her opponents in Words With Friends, chased the man down the tracks.
Police ordered the MTA to cut the power, and a police dog tracked the suspect to where he was hiding in an area between the Pacific and Union Street stations. For the city's increasingly sophisticated batch of iPhone thieves, this refuge seems particularly uncouth. Then again, it's probably just his winter home.