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

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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29 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Like a ninja!

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

20. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

stupid people you know, or by accident

30. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

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

22. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

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

27. Dastrix unregistered

Meanwhile in China...

2. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

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

14. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

3. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Wow this is terrible! At least he got arrested!

4. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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

7. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

This man.....WOW

8. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

9. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

21. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 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

23. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

oh grow up, you little Nancy...

24. highonandroid

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Grow up ?

25. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 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

28. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 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.

31. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

11. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

someone just lost his right hand.

18. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

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

12. osmaankhaan unregistered

now he might b cursing the man who invented camera

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

15. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 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...........

16. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 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".......

17. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

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

29. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

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

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