“Life of a stranger who stole my mobile” is a satirical account of the life and times of Hafid, a petty thief whose only link to the blog’s author is the mobile phone he took from her on a beach in Ibiza.
“He forgot to switch off the camera upload function, that’s why we will enjoy a deep insight into his life,” the German blogger jokes below the site’s name.
Her humorous account of events starts from the day of the robbery, when she was “hopelessly drunk and naked in the sea” with her friends while on holiday in Ibiza.
She tells how she almost came face to the face with Hafid seconds before he stole her friends’ and her belongings.
Four months after the unfortunate events, the blogger noticed fifteen new pictures 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.”
Hafid’s incessant stupidity seemed too good to go unnoticed, and soon the once-disgruntled tourist began telling the world about Hafid’s day-to-day on a Tumblr blog which has left followers baffled.
She was able to find out where the naïve thief was based after he unknowingly sent her a picture of him standing in front of Dubai’s emblematic Burj Khalifa tower.
Next in line was discovering 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.
The intrepid Hafid also attempted to seduce the blogger’s Skype friends with irresistible words like “I’m Hafid, I want to meet you.”