British YouTuber Phil Bland’s adventure-filled visit to India took an unexpected turn during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. Amidst his celebration of various Indian festivals, a moment of panic arose when he realised he had misplaced his iPhone. Bland, known for documenting his travels and experiences, managed to turn this nerve-wracking incident into a heartwarming story of cooperation with the local police.
Phil Bland’s YouTube channel, @philbland, showcases his journey through India, including popular festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, and even the highly anticipated India-Pakistan cricket match. However, it was his encounter with Mumbai’s bustling streets that provided the backdrop for an unexpected adventure.
In a vlog shared on his channel, Bland documented the incident from the moment he hopped into an auto-rickshaw to his arrival at Juhu Beach, where he realized his iPhone 14 was missing. Swiftly, he reported the incident to the local police.
Watch the vlog here:
What followed was a testament to the power of cooperation and community. The police not only took Bland back to where he had boarded the auto-rickshaw but also informed him that someone had turned in his lost phone at a nearby police station. Within a mere two hours of losing it, Bland was joyfully reunited with his iPhone.
People thanked Mumbai Police for their swift action and also shared similar instances where the police helped out people in distress.