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iPad from on high draws ire of Macon churchgoer

Easter services had just ended at Macon’s St. Peter Claver Catholic Church when an Apple iPad fell from above.

The iPad was accidentally dropped from a sanctuary balcony by a 2-year-old boy, according to a Bibb County sheriff’s report.

The child had grabbed the device from his mother’s hand as they were leaving the Ward Street church Sunday afternoon.

Before it hit the floor, the iPad struck a man’s shoulder.

“The tablet,” the sheriff’s report noted, “was unharmed due to the protective case on it.”

But then the man, 36, picked it up.

He looked at the family above, bent the iPad with his hands, then “smashed it on his knee,” the report said, breaking the device. “He then threw it on the ground and walked off.”

The child’s mother, 31, reported the matter Monday, and deputies went to the man’s house on Atwood Drive to get his side of the story.

A woman at the house said the man was in Atlanta. A criminal damage warrant was sought for his arrest.