Man Tracks Down Stolen iPhone & Winds Up in Shocking Brawl (VIDEO)


iphone fightI'd be pissed if someone stole my iPhone. Really pissed. And I'd definitely do everything within reason to get it back -- search high and low; turn on "Find My Phone" -- but I can't say I'd go to the lengths Kenneth Schmidgall went to. I wish I could say it, but I can't. This dude went to extreme measures to track, and get back, his beloved iPhone that some yahoo ganked (yes, I said ganked) from him at a reggae concert. And the whole, crazy MacGyver-esque saga ends in the most un-reggae of ways: With pepper spray and an unnecessarily violent fist fight caught on tape.

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Crazy, right? I mean, if you walked by this scene, would you ever in a million years think it was because of an iPhone? Schmidgall says that he doesn't think "everyone should get in a fight for their phone, but [he wants] people to know that if it's taken, there's something they can do to get it back." He also said that the reason he had and used pepper spray is because: "If I'm responding to a crime scene before the police are there, I have it on hand."

I'm happy this dude got his phone back -- clearly, he really cares about it. And this alleged thief seems like a real piece of work. Schmidgall said: "He said, 'Do you want your cellphone?' and pulled it out of the pocket like he was going to throw it in the ocean." But remember kids: An iPhone is never worth fistacuffs. You can always report it stolen and get a new one.

Oh, and remember this, too, kids: Get insurance for your phones!

How crazy is this?



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Pinkmani Pinkmani

Part of me is laughing at the "fight" and the other part of me says you should've let the cops deal with it.

The next thing you know the theif gets hurt and sues you. This is sue-happy America after-all. 

tinyp... tinypossum

This dude needs to grow up. 

nonmember avatar Joshua

Pink, cops won't do anything to help you out. A friend of mine had her phone swiped at a bar on New Year's eve. We had the phone pinpointed to the exact building the thief lived, but the cops said they wouldn't do anything about it. They said if it moves, let them know. Otherwise the thief gets a free phone. This is why civilians take matters into their own hands. If you're stupid enough to steal an iPhone, turn the damn thing off until you've sold it.

Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

If mine was stolen hell ya I would get it back. I'm on a 3 year contract and if I broke it I'd owe thousands.

Pinkmani Pinkmani

Joshua, well, that sucks in your area. However, in my area a cops help you find your iPhone. I hear stories about it all the time. 

nonmember avatar BufordPusser

I wish they'd post the thief's name. I got to SD regularly and would also like to beat his ass.

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