I was out for a ride yesterday and after stopping to check my location (on my iPhone), I didn't properly secure the phone in the tank bag and it fell out onto the parking lot. I stopped again about 20 minutes later and realized that my phone was missing so I drove back to the location in question. After pulling back into the parking lot, a couple of kids waved me over and said that someone in their group had seen me drop the phone and he then took it after I rode away. They then directed me towards a skate/bike park down the street where the kid may be. The thief was not there, but the other kids where able to provide me with his full name and cell phone number. Several phone calls and text messages where placed to the thief. While he did not directly respond about 30-40 minutes later the kid's father comes down to the park and returns the phone to me; without so much as an apology. The phone appeared to be functional, and the entire process had delayed us over an hour, so I properly stored it and drove back home. Upon further inspection the "thief," discarded the screen protector and broke the hard case the phone was in. He also attempted to wipe the data from the phone, deleted several applications, turned off the data access, GPS, etc. in an attempt to prevent tracking. I am also planning on having the phone examined by a tech at Apple to see if any additional damage occurred?. I realize that I was pretty lucky to get the phone back, but would like to be compensated for the damage done. Although I do not definitively know the father's full name I know the company he works for (returned the phone to me in a company truck) and I plan to contact him on Monday and ask for him to either buy a new case/screen protector or provide the necessary funds. If he declines would the above incident even qualify as reportable to the local police department? I figure that some type of official record would be beneficial if I decide to pursue a small claims action.