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By davifilo - / Friday 26 October 2012 09:40 / Australia - Queanbeyan
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By  Welshite  |  39

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  DustyStorm  |  16

#1, what a poor ass first comment. Customized, one of a kind? Your response is total shit. OP should have been able to get it back from the little thief no questions asked regardless of his parents' embarrassment (which is the only reason I would hope they'd have been assholes) at whatever point if OP just flashed corresponding ID. #1 FAIL

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  Welshite  |  39

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  brackaman  |  18

You weren't being criticized for having an opinion. You were being criticized for not realizing seeing your own name and custom case on something counts for a bit more than circumstantial evidence.

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30- Once again: It had a custom design.. WITH HIS NAME ON IT. What are the odds that the thief would have the same name as the person whose iPod he stole AND somehow create the same custom design on it?

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  ehllychan  |  10

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  wolfhausen  |  7

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wolfhausen-Yes, a year is a long time, but what are the chances that at THE SAME bowling place that he lost his iPod, a kid will have an iPod with THE SAME CUSTOM case, with THE SAME name? I seriously doubt it was a coincidence, and OP has every right to make an accusation. Sorry to you and Welshite, but I disagree.

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  Welshite  |  39

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  wolfhausen  |  7

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  gc327072  |  29

There is no "finders keepers if over x amount of time", that's just foolish. OP has every right to claim back his iPod from this family of thieves. And the fact that A) the parents allowed it to happen and B) they defended their son's thievery when called out makes this FYL all the way, and makes those parents a couple of bitch-ass motherfuckers.

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  ehllychan  |  10

"Name" as one puts in a custom item is more often than not just the first name, in which case it's not a proof. He might have evidence. I also said "unless he has evidence", which he *might* have, but he didn't say anything about having it. And if he did have solid evidence, he could just call the police and show them the proof, no need to say FML. LogicalMembrane: It IS his iPod. Nobody thinks it's not. The point is only whether he can prove it to other people or not. Because just him knowing it's his iPod won't be enough to force the thieves to give it back.

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Honestly, 28 overreacted much worse to Welshite than his comment warrants. The insults were unnecessary as well. Good job being a dick to one of the most chill commenters on FML. It's like kicking a puppy while their down.

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  Drigr  |  8

One thing people are forgetting is that the kid could've gotten it from someone who DID steal it. I had this happen to me once. Friend had a bigger, new ipod than me but couldn't jailbreak it, so we traded. Went and plugged it into the computer and it was "named" someone else I knew (first and last). I got lucky though, when I went to give it to the rightful owner he had already upgraded and let me keep it.

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  LiterOfCola  |  16

The case might have only had OPs first name on it. That way, flashing his ID wouldn't necessarily prove anything. I still think it's OPs iPod, but that could be a reason why their method didn't work.

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  jillybee101  |  7

Theft is NEVER okay. No matter how long it's been that child should be punished by law enforcement even if he is 10 years old. Kids should NEVER think they can get away with stealing. Ever.

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  jillybee101  |  7

76- How exactly do you know that? He could have asked them respectfully but the parents could have been so embarrassed that they denied it and accused him. So stop thinking it know everything asshole. You're wrong so shut up and quit acting like a know-it-all. Fuck. People like you need to have a word filter before they speak or type.

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  sonicgreg  |  12

"Excuse me, I don't want to make a scene, but your son's name doesn't happen to be OP Does it? My name happens to be and it is also on the case of 'his' phone, coincidentally I happened to lose that very phone at this very place." What did we learn?

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  lidget  |  5

The kid still isn't benefitting from it. Sure he gets a free iPod but he also learns he can take someone else's expensive stuff and be backed up by his parents

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  Axipiter  |  24

He may be benefitting now, but give it 5 years or so. You let your child get away with that shit, in the long run it doesn't help the kid whatsoever.

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  MDTeddy  |  13

Some kids don't deserve to have ipods. Steal that little kid's ipod if it is yours. Some adults are dumb and believe anything, but what you say even if it is true.

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  beastiness  |  14

It doesn't matter, ( at least where I live ) cops won't give a stolen phone or iPod the time of day, it happens all the time at school and nothing ever happens

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  BunchieRules  |  31

I never thought about it, but now it seems perfectly logical. The parents could be covering themselves up by saying they had no idea what OP was talking about, and the 10 year-old wouldn't know what it was about anyway. And if the 10 year-old was the thief, "finders-keepers" really doesn't apply here.

By  Billy_Badass  |  4

My question is what kind of parents don't know or don't care that their son all of a sudden has a new iPod? If my kids suddenly had one, first question would be where they got it.

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  brackaman  |  18

They could've said they found it. Hell, for all we know op could've put the ipod down and the kid picked it up. Op wasn't mugged, he could easily have just forgotten it.

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  pink_raindrops  |  26

The parents could have taken it themselves. It would explain why the parents got mad the way they did. If the kid randomly had a new ipod and simply said he "found it" it would clearly belong to someone else and I think normal people would look for some kind of contact information in it.

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  SammyS2012  |  21

The kind of parents that are happy that they don't have to buy them an iPod because they stole it from someone else. You know; the kind of parents that shouldn't have children.

By  Posthuman  |  26

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