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article image'World's most stupid phone thief' revealed in photos and videos

By Anne Sewell     Aug 5, 2013 in World
A German tourist, who admits to getting a little drunk, had her phone stolen while on holiday in Ibiza. She even almost met the thief face-to-face, but has now had a chance to get to know him a whole lot better.
We can read all about it in a Tumblr blog, "Life of a stranger who stole my mobile", which is "the inspiring story of Hafid from Dubai, the douchebag who stole my phone."
Turns out Hafid forgot to switch off the camera upload function, hence the original owner is now getting a "deep insight into his life."
The German tourist jokes:
“He forgot to switch off the camera upload function, that’s why we will enjoy a deep insight into his life.”
The humorous blog lists events starting from the day of the robbery, when she was reportedly “hopelessly drunk and naked in the sea” with her friends while on holiday in Ibiza. "We put our stuff on a deck chair 10m away," she added.
She explains that she almost came face-to-face with Hafid just seconds before he ran off with her belongings and those of her friends.
"When I ran back to the deck chair to get rid of my underpants, I noticed someone lying stiffly under the chair, not moving, not reacting."
She thought the person was her friend and went back to the water, only realizing later that the person was the phone thief.
"We tumbled out of the water quite irritated. Everything was gone. Money, purses, smartphones, passports, birthday presents and clothes."
"Back at the reception, wet, drunk and still semi-nude, the receptionist refused to help us, he said this happened like every day and nobody cared anymore."
It was four months later that she noticed that fifteen new photos had been uploaded from her stolen phone to her Dropbox account.
“Every photo he takes appears instantly on my computer,” she wrote. “What a douche.”
This is when she started the blog on Tumblr.
When the man unknowingly sent a photo of himself, standing in front of Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower, she found out where he was.
Better yet is how she got to know his name:
“What really made me wonder about his stupidity was when I checked my Facebook profile and found out that he entered my Facebook account and sent me a personal message from his own account to hit on me. That’s how I know his name,” she wrote.
Hafid also apparently tried to hit on her Skype friends saying, "I’m Hafid, I want to meet you."
The photos uploaded include several images of Hafid himself, along with beach scenes, photos of his friends and some fancy cars.
It will be interesting to see if he, or any of his friends, suddenly spot the blog, in which he is such a prominent star.
The story brings to mind another fine tale, reported on Digital Journal back in April, of a man's stolen laptop that ended up in Iran, suddenly sending photos in a similar way. In that case, however, the person who had the laptop had acquired it legally from the thief.
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