"Laptop stolen, but stranger kindly returned my diary"

2014-02-13 14:11
News24 Travel reader, Michael Walker, contacted us to share his story in response to the piece detailing alleged baggage tampering captured on camera at Cape Town International Airport. 

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"Once on a flight from Maputo to Johannesburg I stupidly put my Laptop in my suitcase in the hold of the aircraft. Upon opening my suitcase guess what , the laptop had been stolen.
What is different about this story is that I was having dinner in JHB that evening with business colleagues when my Cell phone rang and a total stranger asked me if I had lost my diary, upon checking I said yes that had gone as well, to which he replied “well upon opening my luggage from the same flight I found your diary”. Clearly his luggage had been rifled at the same time as mine and the thieves had replaced my diary (clearly useless to them) in his baggage. Very kindly the guy returned it to my home address. Needles to say the same did not happen with my laptop."

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