Wellington, Victor Huang from New Zealand was diving when an octopus appeared from the seaweed, and took his camera. He then made a run for it with the camera still running. Huang who said that the animal looked just like a fleeing shoplifter chased the octopus and managed to get the camera back while distracting the him with a spear gun.
IT was worth the long down load time. However, I couldn't get it up full screen. That the guy had the presents of mind to keep shooting was impressive. that alone would have made for a good video even without the robbery aspect. Octopi are really smart.
They're supposed to be as bright as a domestic cat. They recognise individual divers and will come to some and retreat from others, and apparently remember how they were treated before. Fascinating creatures, especially on a night dive outside the reef.