Brian Hogan, who found a prototype iPhone 4 in a bar, opens up for his legal troubles on Reddit
When in the spring of 2010 we got a full frontal of the new iPhone 4 with a glass chassis, which was a unique feature at the time, the leak turned out to be from an alleged Apple tester forgetting the prototype in a bar.
Now Brian Hogan, who found the pre-release iPhone 4 unit, and sold it to Gizmodo to publish, took to Reddit for a Q&A session, spilling some intimate details on how things actually went.
First off, he spent $5000 in total for legal fees, offsetting what the tech blog gave him for the device, and then never got the other $3000 that were promised to him. A misdemeanor misappropriation of lost property was laid on him in the end, and he had to pay a $125 fine share.
Brian Hogan said he didn't return it to the bartender because "I was 21, drunk, and I didn't think about that at the time." Fair enough, and the Reddit thread is still ongoing so you can head over to the source link and read up more on the mystery.