Phoenix, Arizona, 4/16/2014

My friends just moved to their new fabrication shop a couple weeks ago, and just a few days in they got their phone and wallets stolen from their shop's front office while they were working in the back, the iPhone was immediately reported and it locked itself useless and on the screen it said "Lost Phone, please call this number xxx-xxx-xxxx"

The guy did called her and asked her for $200 to give her the phone back, so she called the cops and gave them the number where he called from. The police called him but there was nothing they could do, he called her all angry because she called the cops and told her he won't return the phone.

A week later he called her again and told her to meet her inside a grocery store by herself and to bring him the $200.

We got there earlier and we had his description that he gave her so she could tell it was him. Then she sat by herself while we were watching in the back and the thief suddenly showed up and that's when we jumped in and confronted him so he wouldn't try anything stupid, as we told him to leave he kept arguing that he bought the phone from his friend which makes no sense... Who buys a phone that says "Lost Phone please return" on the screen and you can't use it because it's locked? Of course he knew it was stolen or he was the guy who stole the phone. But he was stupid enough to try to make money from returning the phone. He even thought of calling the cops on himself, but as you can see he is just a dumb thief who thought could make himself a quick buck.

After the video he kept sending her threatening texts, saying he was going to find them and he was going to make them pay. But it is all on record and it was all sent to the police together with this video as evidence in case he tries to do something stupid in the future.

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