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iPhone Thief Sends Owner 11 Pages of Handwritten Contacts

iPhone Thief Sends Owner 11 Pages of Handwritten Contacts

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A Chinese thief painstakingly wrote out the information for nearly 1,000 contacts from an iPhone he'd stolen and sent them back to owner of the device, reports the Hindustan Times.

The pickpocket reportedly took the phone from Zou Bin when they shared a taxi somewhere between Yiyang and Changsha in the central province of Hunan.

Since he did not have a backup, Zou was more concerned with losing his contacts than the phone itself.

"I know you are the man who sat beside me. I can assure you that I will find you," he texted the thief. "Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in. Send me back the phone to the address below if you are sensible."

Zou works in the pub industry which often has links to gangs. The threat had the desired effect and days later Zou received a parcel containing his SIM card and 11 pages of handwritten contact numbers.

"It would take a while to write from one to one thousand, let alone names and a whole string of digits. I suppose (the thief's) hand is swelling," Zou said.

If you aren't already using a service such as iCloud to backup your contacts, calendars, and other important data, use this as a reminder to do so.

Read More [via CultofMac]

iPhone Thief Sends Owner 11 Pages of Handwritten Contacts

solomon - November 26, 2013 at 8:29pm
I agree with Kroo .I love this thief .He deserve more than Iphone mean galaxy 4 . Do you think they can trace ? nop thair apple genius guys know only to install i tune application and reboot . telco only can do it even depend on ISP's access agreement.
Tinmania - November 26, 2013 at 10:48am
Stealing is still wrong.. People in these days sure have some retarded ethics
Paul1 - November 26, 2013 at 10:46am
How the hell does he know the thief's number to text him?
Herp - November 26, 2013 at 11:32am
He obviously texts his own phone
george2013 - November 26, 2013 at 6:51am
apple has the means to track imdi and serial numbers of stolen goods so they can help owners find their lost property but they don't care about it !
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