San Francisco politician’s iPhone snatched away, but he negotiates for it back

Turns out, if your phone gets stolen, you might be able to negotiate with your mugger. At least that’s a strategy that worked for San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener last Friday night as dusk was falling around 5:30 pm.

The local politician told Ars that he was walking down 16th St. from his home in the Castro towards a nearby BART station. He was waiting for a red light at 16th and Valencia when he stopped to take his iPhone out of his pocket to check his calendar for a brief moment. All of a sudden, a woman, flanked by two men appeared.

"She grabbed the phone out of my hand," he said.

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