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iPhone sale gone wrong results in the arrest of a Salt Lake City man

May 15, 2022, 7:59 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY — A South Salt Lake City Police officer broke up a physical altercation that resulted due to an iPhone sale gone bad.

On Friday, May 13, Officer M. Haggard of the South Salt Lake City Police Department was made aware of the incident occuring in a parking lot. According to an Affidavit of Probable Cause, Haggard saw two men in a physical altercation. One man was attempting to leave in a vehicle. He was later identified as the suspect, John Iten.

The fight over the iPhone sale

Police say, Iten was selling two iPhones to the vicitm.

“Iten produced a SIM card that the victim placed into his own phone. The victim believed Iten used the SIM card to steal personal information and an argument ensued,” said Haggard in the Affidavit of Probable Cause.

After the argument, the victim told Iten he was going to call the police. Iten attempted to flee but was stopped by the victim.

“… in the process Iten placed both hands around the victim’s neck, thumbs over the trachea and applied pressure,” said Haggard.

The victim told police he became lightheaded and was unable to breath. He hit Iten in the head to make him remove his hands from his throat.

According to the Affidavit, Iten is facing a charge of aggravated assault.

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