When your phone gets stolen, you feel helpless.  Your whole life is on there, right?  Photos, passwords, contact information.  In the best case scenario the police find the culprit and return your phone (possibly already factory reset) and you have to take a few days to acquire phone numbers and get your Candy Crush score back up.  But what if having your phone stolen made you famous?

That's what happened to Matt Stopera, a mild-mannered New Yorker who, while enjoying a beer at his favorite watering hole, had his phone stolen right from under his nose.  He thought it was gone forever... and then the most unbelievable thing happened; he became a celebrity halfway around the world.  Read his story here

Photo by China Photos/Getty Images
Photo by China Photos/Getty Images


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