Wired.com posted a story about the guy who first found the iPhone 4G prototype at a bar. The summary of the story is that Brian J. Hogan, the one who found the phone, admits he that he didn’t do enough to return the phone to it’s owner. He said that the only reason he accepted the money from Gizmodo for the device was because he figured it was for an exclusive review.
He first called Apple Care to return the phone but that was the extent of his effort to return it. The bar owners said Gray Powell, the engineer who first misplaced the phone, came to the bar several times to find the phone. Gray then reported the phone as lost to the authorities.
It’s an interesting read.
Let that be a lesson kids, When you find something that doesn’t belong to you, report it to lost and found. Another man’s trash is another company’s treasure.