A woman has reportedly fallen in love with her mugger after he robbed her in the street – with the pair now head over heels for each other.
The criminal allegedly nicked the woman’s phone but after perusing her photos was left mesmerised by her beauty – saying to himself “you don’t see a brunette like that every day”.
He then managed to contact her using details found on the phone.
“I was walking down the street where he lives and unfortunately, I was mugged,” Emanuela told a reporter while at an event in Brazil.
Meanwhile the man, not named, told the reporter: “I was going through a difficult situation because I didn’t have a woman, you know?
“When I saw her photo on the phone, I said to myself ‘what a beautiful brunette, you don’t see a brunette like that every day’ and I regretted stealing it.”
The reporter then quipped: “So you stole her phone and then her heart?”
The story has left social media users stunned, with thousands of views across multiple posts.
One local commented: “In Brazil it is normal to fall in love with a criminal.”
Fernando said: “Love can accomplish anything.”
Beatriz wrote: “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.”
Victor remarked: “There is a new form of romance in Brazil. Rob me and I’ll date you. It’s bizarre.”
Patricia commented: “Brazil is not for amateurs.”