“You often hear about phones getting stolen, but I never thought it would happen to me,” Sam Sheffer reports for The Verge. “Earlier this year, my 5S was stolen because I placed it on a bench while I was skating. Stupid me, I know. This time, though, in my second phone theft, my iPhone 6 Plus got taken right out of my back pocket. Unlike my 5S, my 6 Plus has the Find My iPhone app set up properly.”
“That night in the bar, I had it in my back pocket. Someone must have taken it without me noticing. The panic settled in,” Sheffer reports. “My brother immediately pulled out his 6 and called my phone. The call went through, but no one answered. Thankfully, I had Find My iPhone set up on my 6 Plus, so I grabbed the phone from him, went to the App Store, and downloaded the Find My iPhone app.”
“In my 24 years I’ve never been in a fist fight and I’ve never confronted someone in a situation like this before. How do you approach a thief you know for a fact stole your $900 cellphone? What do you say? What do you do?” Sheffer reports. “This is the moment my instincts took over. I didn’t feel fear. I felt confident. I had absolutely no intention of starting a fight. I just wanted my phone back.”
Read the whole saga here.