Originally Posted by jsconyers
I am not going to give any further information until I know for sure that this is not the case. I hope you understand.
How exactly do you plan knowing "for sure" js? Maybe we should have him presenting a signed affidavit that he legally owns the handset. Or we can ask for a sworn statement under penalty of perjury from his buddy that he actually passed the handset over. Then the can of worms pops open and we need to make sure he had legal ownership to start with in order to legally supply it to a third party entity.
A 10 year old can change "I found/was given said handset and have problem XYZ" to "I ebay'd/craiglisted said handset and have problem XYZ".
A 10 year old can also register another account and post 48 hours later. The whole approach to the issue of stolen property in the forums and Colombo interrogations in search of a handset's history are plain ludicrous, useless, and borderline psychotic.
Get insurance on your handsets and protect you property. If they get lost/stolen call the carrier and block them then use your policy and replace them and move on.
Personally i wouldn't really lose my sleep knowing someone picked my handset of a parking lot. Access to my information now would have me turning in bed but BES comes handy for this part.
To the OP: Use the FAQ for instructions on how to restore the handset.