Brandon Smith: Alleged iPad thief who tore off man's finger now accused of wanting to kill him

Back in April, newly introduced iPads were in high demand -- so much so that Brandon Smith allegedly tore off the finger of customer Bill Jordan trying to steal one of the gadgets at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

Smith's actions made international news due to the crime's novelty, but it apparently was no joke to him. He's now been accused of trying to arrange Jordan's murder.

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