Asked by GregoryS
on 26-02-2020 16:46:26
Question posted in the Criminal Law
category relating to KwaZulu-Natal
Question value: R 100.00
I found a cellphone lying on a counter at a service station and thought it had been lost or left behind. So, stupidly, I picked it up and thought I had found a "FREE" phone. I done a Factory Reset and lost the SIM card. The owner of the phone turned up the next morning and asked for his phone back and I gladly gave it to him. He is now angry that I formatted the phone and lost the sim and is now making death threats if he does not recover the information that was on the phone within 24 hours.
I do understand what I did was wrong, I should have handed the phone in. But I am seriously in fear for my life. Sould I go to the police? What should I do?
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