Losing an iPhone is the absolute worst. The inconvenience, the expense... Just terrible. So, when a good samaritan gets in touch to let you know she's found your phone, the appropriate response ought to be gushing, gurgling gratitude. Right?

One Virginia woman would tell you that this is not always the case. DCist reports that, whilst shopping at her local Fredericksburg 7-Eleven, the woman, 53, picked up an iPhone that had fallen on the floor. Do-gooder that she is, the woman proceded to contact the phone's owners (a man and a woman) and arranged to meet them at a neutral location to make the exchange.

Everyone showed up as planned, and the transaction was completed without a hitch. They even gave her a monetary reward.

So WHY IN GOD'S NAME did they rush the woman from behind, while she was walking away, throw her to the ground, kick her, and reclaim their cash? Why? WHY?

The whole thing stinks of a scam... except they stole back their own cash. Seems like a pretty elaborate scheme, just to beat on some poor, unsuspecting soul. [DCist - Image via raluca teodorescu/Shutterstock]