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Most Polite Thief Ever? iPhone Robber Sends Victim 11-Page Handwritten List of 1,000 Contacts From Stolen Phone

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"I suppose (the thief's) hand is swelling."

A Chinese thief sent a handwritten note of his victim's roughly 1,000 iPhone contacts (Image

A Chinese thief stunned his victim when he mailed him a handwritten 11-page note of each one of the phone numbers entered in his stolen iPhone, state media reported Monday.

Zou Bin told China's Xinhau news agency that the man most likely stole the phone when they were sharing a taxi together earlier this month.

A Chinese thief sent a handwritten note of his victim's roughly 1,000 iPhone contacts (Image source: ND News via Metro)

Bin, who had around 1,000 contacts saved in his phone, sent several text messages to the thief.

"I know you are the man who sat beside me. I can assure you that I will find you," he said in a text message, according to state media.

"Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in," he reportedly added. "Send me back the phone to the address below if you are sensible."

[sharequote align="center"]"I suppose [the iPhone thief’s] hand is swelling"[/sharequote]

Several days later Bin received a package — but it didn't contain his stolen phone.

Instead, the package was made of a 11-pages in handwritten telephone numbers and also included his SIM card.

"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," Bin reportedly said.

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