Meet Hafid, the iPhone thief who created a photoblog of his crime without even knowing
This story starts as so many others - a group of tourists has fun in Ibiza, partying till dawn until suddenly they decide it’s time to go skinny dipping. It’s a fun dive in the Mediterranean until the tourists go out only to find their clothes and belongings missing. Among the many missing items is an iPhone that belongs to one of the girls.
That’s where it gets interesting. The thief obviously enjoys his new iPhone and takes pictures with it all over the place. What he did not notice, though, is that the device is hooked up to Dropbox and automatically uploads all photographs to the cloud where the former owner can still see it.
And that is how the “Life of a stranger who stole my phone”, aka “The inspiring story of Hafid from Dubai, the douchebag who stole my phone” Tumblr came up. Hafid - the thief - is obviously from Dubai and since July 28th he’s been snapping all sorts of photographs. By now, the blog has thousands of followers and Hafid has gained a kind of fame he probably can’t even suspect. Well, the situation is both sad (for the owner) and hilarious, but we can at least laugh it off looking at the images right below. All of them coming from that malfortunate stolen iPhone.
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Meet Hafid, the iPhone thief that created a photoblog without even knowing
source: Life Of A Stranger Who Stole My Phone
2. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
I'm laughing my ass off. How clueless can people get... At least know your device before stealing one.
4. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Why wouldn't be factory reset the phone as soon as he stole it?
5. SIGPRO (Posts: 390; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Because he is dumb just look at his face hahaha!
25. abcde82 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
because he's not a thief, he buys it from grey market & wants to say 'Salam' (peace)..
6. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
he stole and iphone, so he is supposed to act like he did... right...
7. Sondae (Posts: 182; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
Well i seen this report on dailymail uk i guess its the girls fault in someway because they left there belongings unattended which they shouldnt specially in unknown place. I just hope this thief will be sent to jail.
8. Shatter (Posts: 1956; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Doubt they will go to jail unless they have multiple offenses.
22. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 845; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
6 AM in IBIZA skinny dipping at the beach. I'm pretty sure that's the last thing on your mind is "hmmm, maybe I should be more careful about my belongings.."
9. Gaurav008 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
I follow her blog. LOL. She is having a blast there. :D Watched this news in other site a week back. :)
10. Gaurav008 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Bdw anyone thinks he looks a bit like Luis Suarez?
11. Osman (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2012)
one shouldn't use stolen phones without a factory reset.
14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I'm not sure but i think there is a password to even protect factory reset. If the owner is wise enough, they'll password protect it.
Or set a number lock screen.
17. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
If there was he probably wouldn't even be able to take those pictures. Even if it has a PIN to unlock, you can put it in recovery mode and connect it to iTunes to factory reset. Stupid theif
18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Well it seems like all of you here have what it takes to be a good thief...
21. zennacko (Posts: 220; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
The more we think like our potential enemies, and what they could do, more protected we become, that's how some government agencies work.
19. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 85; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
tHE sIMPLISITY oF tHE iOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24. abcde82 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
this is very racy.. mocking & made fun comments on someone's culture & not just that individual but all of his friends. it looks more like this guy got this phone from a second hand dealer. it doesn't sounds like this poor guy afford to fly across spain to steal a smart phone (?!) most of his photos were shot inside his native, mostly inside his poor apartment with poor friends. i think this guy not even knows how to setup a smart phone.
if a drunken & naked b* lost her phone, it's her problem.. c'mon it's just a phone & she's making fuss out of it and purposely mocking middle east culture!!!
-get us an exif data report out of original photograph first.
-and give us a proper proof that this guy has flown to spain.
-this guy said 'Salam' (peace) in facebook, i don't think this guy even try to hit on her.
now i felt, even your website also wants to join this racy post.