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11953 clicks; posted to Video » on 14 Oct 2012 at 5:34 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-15 01:17:49 AM  

Atomic Spunk: GreatGlavinsGhost: b0rscht: Follow his eyes once he enters the scene. And observe the prop.

Looks like the guy on the other side of the victim is helping.

The guy in the red flannel? I think that's the victim's friend.


He seems to be the distraction.
 
2012-10-15 01:54:10 AM  

Atomic Spunk: In Venice, I was swarmed by a bunch of gypsy kids and those bastards didn't even try to hide the fact that they were trying to steal from my pockets.


This is why I have no desire to travel. They can keep their shiat countries and areas where they prey on one another like animals.
I can do an image search and prevent the assault on my nostrils as well.
 
2012-10-15 02:12:10 AM  
Yes.
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2012-10-15 02:12:49 AM  
100 to 1 that pickpocket is Albanian
 
2012-10-15 02:21:29 AM  

Kurmudgeon: Atomic Spunk: In Venice, I was swarmed by a bunch of gypsy kids and those bastards didn't even try to hide the fact that they were trying to steal from my pockets.

This is why I have no desire to travel. They can keep their shiat countries and areas where they prey on one another like animals.
I can do an image search and prevent the assault on my nostrils as well.


You don't know what you're missing then. There are many places in the world that smell better than the land of stale french fry oil and toxic dumping.
 
2012-10-15 04:27:29 AM  
OK, now I see it.
At first, I thought it was the girl in the blue shirt at the beginning of the video. I was pretty sure I saw her lift something, exchange hands behind her back and put it in her pocket.
 
2012-10-15 05:43:03 AM  

samardzic77: 100 to 1 that pickpocket is Albanian


You Albanian?
 
2012-10-15 07:08:00 AM  
"You know goddam well what, you stole my wallet"
"I may be a lot of things, but I'm not a thief"
"Count it! 137 dollars, if there's a penny more than you can call me a thief"
"empty"
"What?!! we were robbed!"
"do ya think so?"

socialfresh.com
 
2012-10-15 07:08:48 AM  
they don't worry because.. ya know.. they got it back
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2012-10-15 08:11:15 AM  
Atomic Spunk: Is this kind of pickpocketing (or bag-pocketing, I guess) very popular here in the US? Because I haven't heard about it happening much here. I know it's fairly common in Europe, because whenever I travel there I hear countless warnings. I was nearly ripped off twice. In Nice, some guy bumped into me from behind - there were very few others around so he had no reason to be walking so close to me. In Venice, I was swarmed by a bunch of gypsy kids and those bastards didn't even try to hide the fact that they were trying to steal from my pockets. I always keep my passport, cash and credit cards inside a pouch that I hang over my neck and inside my shirt, so they never got anything.

Happened to me all over Europe. Worse as you head East it seemed.

My grandfather, who lived in Hungary for 40 years, said the safest thing to do when mobbed by a bunch of street kids is to actually put your wallet in your hand, raise both hands in the air and start singing something loudly (I suggested Michael Jackson's "Bad" and he just stared at me).

The second people start looking over to see what's going on, the kids scatter. Worked twice for me years ago and I really got into the song.
 
2012-10-15 08:55:26 AM  

pudding7: GAT_00: PC LOAD LETTER: Basic wallet security: keep it in your front pocket at all times. Baggy jeans make it easy to pickpocket.

See, I keep mine back right, but I don't have anywhere to put it in the front. Phone is front left, keys, pen and cough drops in the right, and usually a jump drive too.

pen, cough drops, and a jump drive? Good lord. Do you wear a pocket protector too? Sock garters?


Why, what do you carry in your pants? The condoms you didn't use on prom night?
 
2012-10-15 09:16:40 AM  
It's an old sailing ship
 
2012-10-15 10:25:01 AM  
What really makes me rage here is how goddamn slow the lunch line is moving. Come on people! Be ready for the cashier!
 
2012-10-15 10:30:14 AM  

Lonestar: Any farker know where this is?


This is the internet; more specifically, a website called Fark.com, glad I could help!

/I'm practicing for a job at Microsoft online help.
 
2012-10-15 10:36:59 AM  
It pays to be aware of your surroundings. Whenever people are in close proximity, I try to be very aware of my belongings.
 
2012-10-15 11:05:21 AM  
I know that some guy tried to pickpocket me once, but he was very clumsy. Bumped into me, even slapped my ass where my right pocket was. He apologised to me, all smiles, and when I realised what just happened, he was far. Not that I would have confronted him, he was talled and in far better shape than I was.

I always keep my wallet in a front pocket, chained to my belt. Although the initial reason I used the wallet chain was that I kept losing my wallet.
 
2012-10-15 12:26:30 PM  

mightybaldking: What really makes me rage here is how goddamn slow the lunch line is moving. Come on people! Be ready for the cashier!


This. It makes me want to go Rollins on them.

/on the inside of course.
 
2012-10-15 12:35:41 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: It pays to be aware of your surroundings


Especially if you're the thief.
 
2012-10-15 12:40:27 PM  
Why would you let someone stand that close to you in the first place?

Its called personal space people... learn it, respect it...

There is no reason for Mister Emo all in Black to be rolling up on me in the first place as the line starts to the left...
 
2012-10-15 01:13:55 PM  

Lonestar: Any farker know where this is?


Coffee shop. You can tell by all the coffee that's being sold.
 
2012-10-15 02:06:47 PM  
From the comments:

Yes I spotted the thief long time ago. It is the government stealing my money.
 
2012-10-15 02:37:41 PM  

jakomo002: Atomic Spunk: Is this kind of pickpocketing (or bag-pocketing, I guess) very popular here in the US? Because I haven't heard about it happening much here. I know it's fairly common in Europe, because whenever I travel there I hear countless warnings. I was nearly ripped off twice. In Nice, some guy bumped into me from behind - there were very few others around so he had no reason to be walking so close to me. In Venice, I was swarmed by a bunch of gypsy kids and those bastards didn't even try to hide the fact that they were trying to steal from my pockets. I always keep my passport, cash and credit cards inside a pouch that I hang over my neck and inside my shirt, so they never got anything.

Happened to me all over Europe. Worse as you head East it seemed.

My grandfather, who lived in Hungary for 40 years, said the safest thing to do when mobbed by a bunch of street kids is to actually put your wallet in your hand, raise both hands in the air and start singing something loudly (I suggested Michael Jackson's "Bad" and he just stared at me).

The second people start looking over to see what's going on, the kids scatter. Worked twice for me years ago and I really got into the song.


I spent some time in Rome then traveled around in Greece. Because of stories like this I was very worried about pick pockets (despite living in SE asia for quite some time with no issues). Never had a problem. I saw plenty of people who did. There must be some tourist vibe that I didn't give off (unless I am in DC, for some reason in that city bums think Iwill give them money).
 
2012-10-15 02:47:49 PM  

GAT_00: PC LOAD LETTER: Basic wallet security: keep it in your front pocket at all times. Baggy jeans make it easy to pickpocket.

See, I keep mine back right, but I don't have anywhere to put it in the front. Phone is front left, keys, pen and cough drops in the right, and usually a jump drive too.


Get pants with bigger pockets.

/Wallet, keys, knife, 7" LED flashlight, lighter in left.
//Phone, earbuds, paper towel, small note pad, pen in right.
 
2012-10-15 06:47:48 PM  
Lol, the jokes on all of you... There are no less than SEVEN different acts of pickpocket thievery going on in that video... Must make it the most dangerous Starbucks in the world.
 
2012-10-15 06:51:41 PM  

GAT_00: PC LOAD LETTER: Basic wallet security: keep it in your front pocket at all times. Baggy jeans make it easy to pickpocket.

See, I keep mine back right, but I don't have anywhere to put it in the front. Phone is front left, keys, pen and cough drops in the right, and usually a jump drive too.


We have the same layout, but miscellaneous items (pens, jump drives) go into shirt pockets or cargo pockets. Front left is strictly phone, front right is strictly keys and back right is strictly wallet.
 
2012-10-15 06:54:33 PM  

SearchN: GAT_00: PC LOAD LETTER: Basic wallet security: keep it in your front pocket at all times. Baggy jeans make it easy to pickpocket.

See, I keep mine back right, but I don't have anywhere to put it in the front. Phone is front left, keys, pen and cough drops in the right, and usually a jump drive too.

Get pants with bigger pockets.

/Wallet, keys, knife, 7" LED flashlight, lighter in left.
//Phone, earbuds, paper towel, small note pad, pen in right.


That's a good start.

/Phone, wallet, hat, can of Pringles, laptop, American flag in left.
//Keys, water bottle, 2kg of salmon, fire extinguisher, bicycle in right.
 
2012-10-15 08:36:23 PM  
It was the democrat!
 
2012-10-15 10:44:57 PM  
Girlfriend had her purse stolen when at a mall while she was eating. So easy to steal stuff with your back to someone. Theft happens all the time, but as to what quantifies a lot, idk.
 
2012-10-16 03:31:06 AM  

KrispyKritter: FloydA: Whenever I take out my wallet in public, I make sure to lick it all over, while growling and staring at everyone nearby. That way everyone around knows it's mine and they better not even think about taking it.

Oddly enough, the mall has asked me not to come back.

bwahahaha! dammit man you crack me up. thank you. i needed that.

GAT_00: PC LOAD LETTER: Basic wallet security: keep it in your front pocket at all times. Baggy jeans make it easy to pickpocket.

See, I keep mine back right, but I don't have anywhere to put it in the front. Phone is front left, keys, pen and cough drops in the right, and usually a jump drive too.

but what about your handkerchief, prescription inhaler and bandages in case your eyeglass frame separates again?


You actually made me laugh out loud.
 
2012-10-16 03:58:31 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Atomic Spunk: GreatGlavinsGhost: b0rscht: Follow his eyes once he enters the scene. And observe the prop.

Looks like the guy on the other side of the victim is helping.

The guy in the red flannel? I think that's the victim's friend.

He seems to be the distraction.


No expert here, but I think he is the victim's friend, as well.

The thief was looking all around for potential marks.

Btw, I live in Toronto, and I was pickpocketed on the bus by a couple who bumped into me very strangely. I should have been suspicious. But I was naive. They stole my camera right out of my coat pocket. That was like 5 years ago. It sucked. I never keep things in my outside pockets like that anymore. Shortly after that, they started putting up all these warnings in our subway about pickpockets and they arrested some at the airport. 

On a postiive note, karma repaid me. A woman whose bag I found on the subway (with her wallet and camera and ipod touch), and returned to her, bought me a new camera about a year and a half later. :)
 
2012-10-16 04:26:39 AM  

mightybaldking: What really makes me rage here is how goddamn slow the lunch line is moving. Come on people! Be ready for the cashier!

~
~
Farking A Bubba. What a bunch of dithering idiots they were.

First place I looked was front middle. A guy is getting set up at a table. I thought he tried to conceal something with his food wrapper - ie. previous customer left his wallet there.

Then he dashes up to the counter to get something.

A few seconds after he takes his seat he has a sly look around the joint.

BAR-NAR! Wrong.
 
2012-10-16 07:57:24 AM  

GAT_00: PC LOAD LETTER: Basic wallet security: keep it in your front pocket at all times. Baggy jeans make it easy to pickpocket.

See, I keep mine back right, but I don't have anywhere to put it in the front. Phone is front left, keys, pen and cough drops in the right, and usually a jump drive too.


I keep my keys and wallet in the same pocket, not just for security, but because I can't stand sitting on something on just one side. I feel like I'm leaning. Maybe I have OCD.
 
2012-10-16 02:36:28 PM  

Keigh: yeah, i saw it.

it starts offscreen but it's pretty clear when it happens. and that's why you don't let anyone see where you put your wallet.


I keep mine in my front pocket. You're welcome to try.
 
2012-10-16 05:54:14 PM  

WaywardSon: GAT_00: PC LOAD LETTER: Basic wallet security: keep it in your front pocket at all times. Baggy jeans make it easy to pickpocket.

See, I keep mine back right, but I don't have anywhere to put it in the front. Phone is front left, keys, pen and cough drops in the right, and usually a jump drive too.

We have the same layout, but miscellaneous items (pens, jump drives) go into shirt pockets or cargo pockets. Front left is strictly phone, front right is strictly keys and back right is strictly wallet.


What do you guys do with jump drives? Work banned them and I don't need them at home.
 
2012-10-17 06:41:00 AM  
The only person who gets in quick, moves with purpose, gets what he wants and leaves.
 
2012-10-17 10:26:10 AM  

pup.socket: The only person who gets in quick, moves with purpose, gets what he wants and leaves.


Fark man. That was Shakespeare. What a beautiful summary.

Dunno if you saw my comment above, but after I realised I guessed the wrong guy I became completely transfixed by the two Nimrods at the front of the queue. "WHY THE FARK IS IT TAKING LONG?!" Train wreck. Could not look away.

// worked retail in insanely busy shops and packed bars from aged 16 to university graduation
// I am the world's slickest "pay point" person and I'm the world's best customer - I like to analyse
/// gym in 26
 
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