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French couple arrested over theft of iPhone in Chiang Mai

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Not necessarily "petty" theft when you're talking about an iPhone. There is a thing where people will pay to get their lost or stolen phone back from the current holders.

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3 hours ago, dabhand said:

I believe it is a reference to the progeny of a famous connoisseur of ear medicine with initials of C and Y. 

Bang on. But I'm not going to name the family for obvious reasons.

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

What planet are you on?

They stole the phone clear and simple, and you are spouting rubbish saying they found it.

Are you blind? The video clearly shows them stealing it.

 

YOU think that they stole it The fact is that they FOUND it and took it.

 

Stolen is from someone hands pockets or bag, or even maybe on a desk, not from a sofa.

 

They are pieces of $hit because they didn't give it back, but they didn't steal it.

 

Would you give it back if you found on a sofa in a luxury hotel $1 million in a plastic bag ?

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, grkt said:

YOU think that they stole it The fact is that they FOUND it and took it.

You've a lot to learn about decency, the law and life.

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10 minutes ago, Unsane said:

You've a lot to learn about decency, the law and life.

Now where would the best place be to learn about those things I wonder

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I hope they are enjoying their extended stay whilst awaiting to only speak to the French embassy, it's nice and hot and humid.

 

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19 minutes ago, grkt said:

YOU think that they stole it The fact is that they FOUND it and took it.

LOL, a remarkable view, what if it's in a handbag on a sofa (it wasn't in a hotel btw) ?

or how about in your handbag which you had on your shoulder resting on the sofa?

or in your hand which was relaxed on the arm of the sofa?

Personally I will await the police's view of whether or not they are thieves....I don't hold out much hope for your cause...LOL

It could be that you are right, hence the police waited until they had passed the last point of opportunity of returning it at the airport, a bit like the Russian a few weeks ago who found a large bag of money right next to a teller he had tripped over...

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12 minutes ago, Megasin1 said:

I hope they are enjoying their extended stay whilst awaiting to only speak to the French embassy, it's nice and hot and humid.

Don't they have aircon in the monkey house?  They'll probably try to sue if there isn't.  

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I've got a feeling the woman will say it was the man who done it when she realizes they are both going to the clink. Love and loyalty always shine through in times of adversity.

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2 hours ago, grkt said:

 

YOU think that they stole it The fact is that they FOUND it and took it.

 

Stolen is from someone hands pockets or bag, or even maybe on a desk, not from a sofa.

 

They are pieces of $hit because they didn't give it back, but they didn't steal it.

 

Would you give it back if you found on a sofa in a luxury hotel $1 million in a plastic bag ?

 

 

 

How wrong you are! You will find the law in many countries states   those who find lost property of value must take reasonable steps to return it to the owner. Covering up the item does not constitute taking reasonable steps. A simple phone call from the phone could have identified the proper owner. Or if it was password protected they could have easily dropped it off at a police station.

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5 hours ago, samsensam said:

 

can't help thinking people are getting their knickers in a twist about this story. yes, it was/is wrong legally and morally wrong to keep something you find that clearly belongs to someone else.

 

but... it's not a big crime in the scheme of things. if someone found a mobile phone in your home country and did not hand it it and were subsequently caught by the police what would happen? i'm willing to guess it would be a slap on the wrist from the authorities, apology to the owner and maybe a small fine. that's it. no big deal.

 

let's all calm down.

Then how do you explain their actions as shown on the video clip?

If you genuinely believe it was no big deal to find the item, why do you think they covered up the phone before putting it in their luggage? Why didn't they simply pick it up and put it in their pocket?

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55 minutes ago, midas said:

How wrong you are! You will find the law in many countries states   those who find lost property of value must take reasonable steps to return it to the owner. Covering up the item does not constitute taking reasonable steps. A simple phone call from the phone could have identified the proper owner. Or if it was password protected they could have easily dropped it off at a police station.

"...  they could have easily dropped it off at a police station."

 

or just dropped it the counter in the very business where they "found" it

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These two are a disgrace to Western civilization, their country and their profession. I wish this becomes known at home and hope they will be kicked out of the educational system altogether. A few weeks in the joint will give them the opportunity to reflect on their stupidity!

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10 hours ago, sweatalot said:

"...  they could have easily dropped it off at a police station."

 

or just dropped it the counter in the very business where they "found" it

you are only assuming the business where they found  has any relationship to the owner of the phone.
By doing that there is no guarantee the rightful owner would still get it back.

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Good point. Makes you think. I 'found' a mobile phone on a shelf in Tesco, alerted a nearby shop assistant who was stacking shelves who immediately thanked me claiming it was her own. It probably was, but you never know.

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