What would you be willing to do for an iPhone? In the past we’ve seen how desperate some people can get, going as far as selling their kidneys just to get enough money to buy an Apple product. In more recent news, it seems that a 16-year teen while on holiday was spotted trying to steal an artifact from Pompeii.
It was witnessed by an American tourist who saw the teen try to smuggle a Roman roof tile into his bag. The teen was later stopped by the police in time. According to the teen, he planned to sell the tile on eBay where he was hoping to get enough money to buy himself an iPhone, but according to experts, it was unlikely that would happen.
This is because of the low value nature of the tile, which according to experts would have nabbed $600 tops just because it was from Pompeii. While the tile itself isn’t worth that money in terms of monetary value, it does hold great significance in terms of historical value so it would still have been missed all the same.
Unfortunately neither the teen nor the American tourist who witnessed him taking it can remember where exactly the tile came from, so it seems that it will take a while before authorities are able to place it back to where it belongs.