A lot of us are pretty attached to our iPhones, but it is my sincere hope that most of us understand that no matter how important they are to us, it’s not worth trying to drain an entire pond to get yours back when you drop it over the side of a fishing boat and aren’t allowed to go in after it.
He sneaked back to the pond hours after the fishing trip ended — armed with pumps and two hoses.
He tried to direct the pond water into the club’s toilet, but ended up flooding a parking lot.
This alerted police, who foiled his plan to get his iPhone back.
“I thought two pumps would drain enough of the water from the pond so I could find my cellphone,” he told German media, according to Metro.
“I knew the phone was probably dead but wanted to get the data card back with the numbers, pictures and videos of my friends.”
It’s tempting to cut the kid the tiniest bit of slack because he’s a kid, but no.
The unidentified 16-year-old was ordered to pay for the damaged toilet, costs to clean up the mess he made in the parking lot and for water to refill the pond. And no, he never did get his phone back.