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The art of stealing iPhones: Chinese man pickpockets a woman on a bike using... chopsticks!

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The art of stealing iPhones: Chinese man pickpockets a woman on a bike using... chopsticks!
You might have heard that thieves have a trained eye for smartphones and especially the iPhone. But combine that with creativity and dexterity and you get a story that would seem unreal if it was not caught on camera - a thief in China stole an iPhone from a woman riding a bike using... chopsticks! And some of us are struggling to even eat food using chopsticks!

The skilful robber is captured running after a woman on a bike after he spots an iPhone in her pocket and unnoticed he steals the device with the aforementioned chopsticks. Let’s make it clear - the woman was riding the bicycle, not standing still and she kept on pedaling after that, obviously unaware of what just happened.

What’s interesting is that the thief is a well-dressed man, wearing a suit and not looking like someone that would rob an iPhone using chopsticks. Then again, we never thought something like that was even possible.

Later the robber, named Wang, would confess that he stole things to help support his young daughter. Pictures of the robbery were all over the Chinese web and the man eventually surrendered himself to police on April 9th.

source: Kotaku

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posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:48 37

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 1145; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Like a ninja!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:19 26

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 1145; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Am I getting dislikes just because I put there "ninja" and ninjas are Japanese?

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 17:30 4

20. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


stupid people you know, or by accident

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 22:00

30. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Your original comment deserves a thumbs down for being a horrible comparison, and the Asian angle made it unctuous.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 19:49 2

22. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 352; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Ninja = Asian.... The way foreigners look at it, so Japanese or Chinese-> Whatever

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:27

27. Dastrix (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Meanwhile in China...

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:56 13

2. Muzhhur (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


ninjas are japanese! but this guy got skills! well bad behavior skills

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 12:36 3

14. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Well... Japanese people uses chopsticks too. I'm pretty sure the old school ninjas will have skills like this.

The next question is... Can this guy catch flies with it? Could be some pretty darn good pest control, probably be a good career when he gets out of jail.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:03 4

3. Diego! (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Wow this is terrible! At least he got arrested!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:05 15

4. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 68; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


He surrendered, the lady on the bike got her iPhone back, and we get a nice laugh over here in a nation where censorship is almost nonexistent. Nice start to a Friday. Good morning folks.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:33 4

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4835; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh......I see.....

So......the pickpocket surrendered, the woman with uhh...chopsticks got her iPhone back!

So this is a funny happy ending! lol xD

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:40 4

7. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


This man.....WOW

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:49 15

8. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Great, now more things to worry about.
*getting big bills.
*your phone getting scratches
*your phone falling
*your phone getting stolen

And now adding
*your phone getting robbed by a Chinese dude in a suit with chopsticks.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 11:42 1

9. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


He's just helping the world rid itself of the CryPhone!!! This is something we all should be doing!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 17:41 3

21. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


no, we don't like the iPhone, but stealing something someone cares about is very wrong, even if it's an iPhone, stealing is wrong

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 20:27

23. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


oh grow up, you little Nancy...

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 22:58 1

24. highonandroid (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Grow up ?

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 23:04 2

25. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Grow up? I don't like thievery, that's how normal and mature people are, but you think thievery is a joke and not a big deal, so yeah YOU grow up

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 17:36

28. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Nice misuse of commas. I could barely understand your comment.

Yeah, stealing sucks. It's happened to everybody. Do I care? NO.

Please cry elsewhere.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 13:01

31. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


such an idiot,
people like you don't deserve to live

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 11:43 4

10. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Apple's new must-have 5th-generation accessory:

iChopstiX ......

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 11:48 5

11. alila2 (Posts: 117; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


someone just lost his right hand.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:12 1

18. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


+1 I laughed, but man that was pretty mean!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 11:55 1

12. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


now he might b cursing the man who invented camera

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 12:31 3

13. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


normally I dont condone theft... but with that skill, I say that Iphone should now be his.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 13:08 1

15. jibraihimi (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Does he belong to shaolin.......??? He is one skillfull thief..... Stealing an iPhone, that also by using chopsticks....!!!!!!!! I'm unable to even eat 1% of noodles or other Chinese dishes by chopsticks, and this guy stole iPhone using the pair of chopstick...........

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 13:11 1

16. jibraihimi (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Apple should cast him in their next advertisement, which should show the new feature of iPhone, 'ilight'........ Ad would run the caption: "it's so light that you can pick it up even by chopsticks".......

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 14:09

17. ash29 (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Stealing is not a good practice,especially when stealing an iphone.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 19:24

29. Muayyad (Posts: 94; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Nowadays, smartphones are more valuable than laptops and easier to steal. Life changes a lot..

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