A man in China who stole an iPhone earlier this month in the Chinese province of Hunan surprised the cell phone owner when he sent an 11-page long list of contact details that was in the phone, reported Chinese media.
Zou Bin, the iPhone owner was more concerned about the loss of data in his phone than the phone itself because he did not have a backup copy of his data, reported Xinhua, a Chinese news agency.
Zou who works in the Chinese pub industry, known to be linked with gangs, sent the pickpocket a text message, “I know you are the man who sat beside me. I can assure you that I will find you.” He continued his message in a threatening tone. “Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in.” He added, “Send me back the phone to the address below if you are sensible.” There were nearly 1,000 contact numbers in the phone.
A few days later, Zou received a package with his SIM card and 11 pages of handwritten phone numbers from the iPhone. Apparently, the thief painstakingly copied the entire contact information from the stolen phone and sent it to the owner.
Social media users in China dubbed the thief as a man with a conscience, one with ethics.