Stand-up comedian Russell Brand's phone was nicked by a pickpocket during his visit to a slum in India but was returned soon after, leaving him thrilled.
The 40-year-old was meeting residents of a slum when he became victim of a cell phone robbery. He was pickpocketed while talking to a group of children.
Fortunately for him another child saw it happen and immediately ran after the thief and returned Russell's phone back to him. A grateful Russell offered the good Samaritan money in return but the child refused.
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The singer was so impressed by the child who was 'living by a higher code' that he immediately took to Instagram to tell the tale of the 'amazing' incident to his fans.
An amazing incident happened to me in the slums in India... https://t.co/fecf2dPClH— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) July 5, 2015
Snippets of a video showed him at the slum, surrounded by kids when a small boy in a blue shirt sneaks his way behind Russell and runs off with his phone.
In another short video clip, Russell explained the incident and looked visibly startled by the event.
“I went to try and give him money and stuff and he looked at me as if it meant nothing, like, the money. That kid was living by a higher code,” said the befuddled actor.
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The comedian and activist was in India to perform his stand-up show for the Comedy Central Chuckles Festival in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore.