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Man hits car driven by nun, has iPhone stolen

05/27/2012 03:26 EDT | Updated 07/27/2012 05:12 EDT

Toronto police say a man had the misfortune of having his iPhone stolen, moments after he hit a car being driven by a nun.

Staff Sgt. Katie Shaw said the collision happened just after 6 a.m. ET Sunday at Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue.

Shaw said police believe the male driver ran a red light and struck a car being driven by a nun, who was on her way to church.

The impact sent the nun’s vehicle through a bus shelter and an adjacent garbage bin.

Police said the nun was taken to hospital as a precaution and suffered minor injuries.

After the collision, the male driver attempted to call 911 on his iPhone.

However, the male driver was shaken up after the crash and had trouble operating the phone.

A passerby offered to help him with the phone, but then ran off with the device when the driver handed it to him.

Police say the man has been charged with careless driving. The passerby who stole the driver’s iPhone was last seen running south on Keele Street.

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