A university professor whose laptop was stolen has had the entire contents of the machine returned to him on a USB memory stick.
The unnamed professor, who teaches at Umeå University in northern Sweden, left his bag behind a door in his apartment stairwell while he went into the laundry room.
But he was dismayed to discover a thief had made off with the bag containing his laptop and other personal items. It was returned a short time later minus the computer.
“It is my life. I have documented everything in it that has happened in the last 10 years and beyond,” said the professor.
But in an incredible twist, the contents of his laptop were posted to him a week later on a USB stick, which must have taken several hours to download. The professor added:
“I am very happy. This story makes me feel hope for humanity.”