Phone losses include 'adult toy' mishap

Oct. 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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LONDON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A British cellphone insurance company said the strangest claims it has received include theft by a seagull and losing a phone inside a cow.

Mobileinsurance.co.uk said the oddest claims it has received for people destroying or losing their phones include a Devon, England, farmer who said he lost his iPhone inside a cow's backside while using its flashlight function in his efforts to help the bovine to deliver a calf, The Sun reported Thursday.

The tabloid said other bizarre claims include a Nottingham, England, woman who said she baked her Nokia 6303i into a sponge cake and a Welsh woman who said a seagull stole her Samsung Galaxy while she walked her dog on Barry Island beach.

A Bristol, England, woman said she ruined the vibration function of her BlackBerry Bold 9900 while using it as an "adult toy" and a man visiting Longleat Safari Park said his phone was snatched from his hand by a monkey, the company said.

A fan of rock band Blur said he attempted to save money by climbing a tree instead of buying a ticket to a London concert and he dropped his iPhone while trying to record the show from his perch.

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