iPhone thief tricked by male owner, after pretending to be a gorgeous lady who wants to date himBy Angel Cuala on Jan 6, 2013 in Lifestyle, United States, Weird •
An iPhone thief was tricked by the male owner, after he pretended to be a gorgeous young lady who wanted to have a date with him. These days, it seems to be very difficult to recover a stolen smartphone. But in this case, thanks for the stupidity of the robber and his deep interest for women. Here is what happened.
Nadav Nirenberg, who tricked the iPhone thief
after he pretended to be young girl who wants
to have a date with him
Image Credit: Gabriella Bass
According to the New York Post this Friday, January 4, 2013, Nadav Nirenberg of Park Slope, Brooklyn accidentally left his iPhone 4 at the back of a taxi cab on New Year’s Eve. The next day, he was surprised when he learned his stolen phone is being used at dating website, OKCupid.
Nirenberg, 27, who plays trombone in the punk band Streetlight Manifesto, also learned that the iPhone thief is sending ‘romantic’ messages to different girls, hoping to convince them to have a date with him. This is despite the fact that Nadav left a message that he will give a reward to anyone who will return back his smartphone.
“I could log on and see everything he was sending. He was even using my photo,” Nirenberg told the paper, adding that this gave him an idea to catch the culprit and get back his iPhone. Through the help of a friend and Google Images, he created a fake OKCupid account by the name of “Jennifer Gonzalez.”
“As soon as he responded, it was pretty crazy. It was extremely surreal. I used lots of winks and smiley faces so I would seem like a girl.” Nirenberg said, noting that he used a photo of a 24-year old gorgeous woman and easily convinced the unidentified suspect that he wanted to have a date with him.
Shortly after, the two agreed to meet at Nirenberg‘s apartment at 7 p.m. that night, and the iPhone thief arrived on time, cleanly shaved and smelled like cologne. Nadav said he immediately pulled out a hammer and demanded him to give his phone back, and the “dream date” the bandit expected did not happen.
The iPhone thief, whom Nirenberg noted was shorter than him, did not think twice and returned the phone to its rightful owner. Nadav said he gave him $20 in return, and the “meeting” lasted only for about 20 seconds. He noted that he did not file a police report because he only wants his iPhone 4 back.
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