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#1 Hum

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 15:42

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, a hammer and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook.

Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg (nah-DAHV' NEE'-run-berg) says he left the phone in a livery cab on New Year's Eve. The next morning, the 27-year-old learned via email that someone was sending messages to women using a dating app on the phone.

Nirenberg logged on to the service and offered the man a date — posing as a woman. He even posted a picture of a pretty girl. :shifty:

When the culprit arrived at Nirenberg's Brooklyn apartment building with wine, the musician greeted him with a $20 bill while holding a hammer — just in case.

The thief handed him the iPhone and left without a word.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:20

Awesome!!!!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:28

I don't get it. Why did he greet the thief with a $20 bill?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:39

$20 for my phone, or I bet your ass with a hammer..

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 22:27

Very clever of these white boys. :shifty: