Meet Hafid, the iPhone thief who created a photoblog of his crime without even knowing

Meet Hafid, the iPhone thief who created a photoblog of his crime without even knowing
Some phone thieves are crafty, some are scary, some have perfected stealing to an art, and some are just clueless about what the stolen phone can do. Hafid falls in the last category.

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.

source: Life Of A Stranger Who Stole My Phone




Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012


2. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I'm laughing my ass off. How clueless can people get... At least know your device before stealing one.

3. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

lolol douchebag

4. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Why wouldn't be factory reset the phone as soon as he stole it?


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Because he is dumb just look at his face hahaha!

25. abcde82

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

because he's not a thief, he buys it from grey market & wants to say 'Salam' (peace)..

6. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

he stole and iphone, so he is supposed to act like he did... right...

7. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 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: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Doubt they will go to jail unless they have multiple offenses.

22. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 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: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 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: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Bdw anyone thinks he looks a bit like Luis Suarez?

11. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

one shouldn't use stolen phones without a factory reset.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well it seems like all of you here have what it takes to be a good thief... Lol.

21. zennacko unregistered

The more we think like our potential enemies, and what they could do, more protected we become, that's how some government agencies work.

12. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

2 & 4: looks like Vin Diesel

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

oooooooohhh busted!

15. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

a douchebag indeed ;)

16. reybanz

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Those photos look horrible LOL

19. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

tHE sIMPLISITY oF tHE iOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Grand theft auto... low cost version

23. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

sucker idiot

24. abcde82

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 10, 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.

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