Woman takes iPhone 8 Plus from Apple store, denies theft

A woman was detained after she took a display iPhone from an Apple Store in Chengdu, Sichuan Province recently.

A woman was detained after she took a display iPhone from an Apple Store in Chengdu, Sichuan Province recently.

The incident happened on November 6 when the woman discovered an iPhone 8 Plus on a display table in the store that was not linked to a security line.

She then put it into her pocket and took it home, where she stored it in a drawer and didn't use it.

Apple store staff called police after realizing a display iPhone was missing.

Police soon tracked the suspect down, but the woman still didn't realize her behavior was considered a crime. She thought she just picked up a lost mobile phone and it would be okay as long as she returned it.

The suspect, surnamed Yang, said, "I came across a mobile phone that was left there, so I picked it up. Till now, I still didn't know who it belongs to."

She has been detained for suspected theft of the phone, which is worth over 6,000 yuan.


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