A new survey shows the lengths American's would would go to retrieve a stolen cell phone.
The study commissioned by Lookout, a mobile device security developer, shows that 68 percent of Americans would put themselves in danger to retrieve a stolen phone.
Nearly 60 percent say they would likely pay as much as $500 to retrieve their stolen phone's data, including all photos, videos and private information.
This survey was released a day before the California Senate approved a kill switch bill.
It would require the technology on every smart phone and that the kill switch it be turned on when a consumer purchase the device. The kill switch lets users lock the phone if it is stolen, making it inoperable.
That bill now moves onto the Assembly for approval.