A woman in South China had a bizarre experience with the mail system recently.
Mrs. Li from Shenzhen sent an iPhone 5 by express post to her friend in Xiamen City on Oct. 12. It was worth 4,000 yuan (about $654), but she didn’t buy insurance.
The friend phoned her on Oct. 17 to say a parcel had arrived containing an orange and a pear, and she thought it was some sort of practical joke.
Mrs. Li called the police for help, but they told her it’s not their responsibility, according to Secret China.
When she told Xueda, the express post company, they said she could claim 1,000 yuan (about $164) for the lost phone.
However, Mrs. Li refused to accept this, and said she had a witness to prove she sent the iPhone. The case is not closed yet.