“Santa Ana police are searching for a man accused of stealing an iPhone from a teenage girl who died while trying to stop the robbery,” Hailey Branson-Potts reports for The Los Angeles Times. “The 15-year-old girl was walking with her 7-year-old sister near the 1000 block of West Warner Avenue in Santa Ana at midday Thursday when she was approached by a man who stole her phone, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, a spokesman for the Santa Ana Police Department.”
“As he approached the girls, the man asked the older sister for the time before ‘forcefully taking her phone’ and running, Bertagna said. He fled to a nearby light gray or silver Pontiac, authorities said. The vehicle was driven by a second, unknown person,” Branson-Potts reports. “As the Pontiac began driving away, the teenager, identified by police as Rubi Rubio, jumped onto the trunk and held on briefly. Witnesses told police that the driver ‘swerved back and forth in what appeared to be an intentional manner to get her off the car,’ Bertagna said.”
Branson-Potts reports, “The girl fell from the vehicle and died from her injuries on Saturday.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Condolences to Rubi Rubio’s family and friends.