Have you ever gotten pickpocketed?

Have you ever gotten pickpocketed?

I was pickpocketed extremely blatantly by a gang of hooded yoofs who cornered me, in a wide, well-lit and sparsely populated sidewalk no less. I shouted at them to stay the frick away when they got really close but they already took my phone. Frick I was so pissed, but it was night and I was outnumbered so I had to just watch them walk away.

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most black people have a really low threshold for pepper spray

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do not buy "Police Magnum" pepper spray for defense. There's a reason that it is so cheap. Years ago I LARPed as an attacker, and my sister had to deter me using this brand of pepper spray. She failed multiple times to hit me with enough spray to make a difference. Only a full-on blast in the face while I stood still sufficed to make my eyes burn enough that I couldn't keep them open, and even that only happened after a few seconds' delay.
      I recommend Sabre Red pepper spray with CS tear gas. FAR more potent, and even if the attacker is wearing sunglasses and a mask, the tear gas will frick him up. It will frick you up too if you stick around, so be sure to run off immediately after deploying the spray.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why would you rape your sister?

    • 8 months ago
      Jackass

      Why dont white people season they minorities?

      How can you get cornered on a wide empty sidewalk? You slowed your pace out of uncertainty as you approached the group, I bet, and that gave them the opportunity to swarm you and grab your shit. Once it became clear that they were all fixated on you and moving in relation to you (pack predatory behavior), you should've tensed your shoulders for bodily impact and lengthened your stride to the limit. Of course, if you are a manlet, your stride won't be too impressive, but do your best to portray yourself as a man who will not be stopped. Alternately, if you see them loitering well in advance and there is little traffic, march right down the middle of the street like a boss, looking neither right nor left and using your ears to stay alert to traffic coming up from behind.

      God you sound like such a mouthbreathing tard

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got pickpocketted literally 2 hours after alighting from the plane in Manila spsx8w

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Details bro. What was the setting? I will be flying into NAIA in a few weeks. All intelligence regarding the methods used by local pickpocketers will be greatly appreciated.
      My biggest concern is being pickpocketed by someone walking by while I am standing in a line, say at a popular food stall on a crowded street. Standing still with my ass to the traffic, I am an easy target, and if the pedestrian traffic behind me is dense, it would be impossible to tell who did it even if I react instantly. In the past, I have untucked my shirt and pulled it tight against my back pockets when in such a setting.
      My walking speed is fast enough that it is virtually impossible for someone to come up behind me and swipe my wallet. A guy who notices me approach him and then steps out behind me will trigger my alertness. Even in the noisiest traffic, I can usually hear someone running up behind me. They see my left arm move back to guard my wallet, and they run on past. I rarely look over my shoulder on the street, but I often look under it, down toward my left hip. Looking down and to the left as you rotate your body a few degrees to the left is the best way to observe what is happening directly behind your ass if, say, a gaggle of kids are running up on you from behind.
      One trick particularly useful to watch your ass in dense crowds is to watch the expressions of the people who are walking or looking in the opposite direction I am going. Especially the shopkeepers, security guards, and other people who are always on the lookout for thieves. Any sudden alertness on their part is a red flag.
      I have not yet walked into a pickpocket "trap", but if multiple young people begin moving in a predatory way relative to me as I approach them, my adrenaline will dump. Of course, they suddenly become innocent youths goofing around with each other as I continue on my way.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why not just keep your wallet in front or internal pockets (jacket)? I only use back pockets for things like train tickets that nobody would bother stealing. Backpack goes in front of me when there's a crowd and I keep the zips on the inside. I'm sure a determined thief could still pick my pocket but why bother when somebody else will be less cautious/alert?

        I keep my hand in my pocket on my shit when I am in a busy location.

        Also I gmail myself copys front and back of all items so I can cancel immediately.

        Split things up when I get to my location (keep a card/$100 on me) and have the same in the room.

        Hands in pockets too

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's a mugging my man

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    How can you get cornered on a wide empty sidewalk? You slowed your pace out of uncertainty as you approached the group, I bet, and that gave them the opportunity to swarm you and grab your shit. Once it became clear that they were all fixated on you and moving in relation to you (pack predatory behavior), you should've tensed your shoulders for bodily impact and lengthened your stride to the limit. Of course, if you are a manlet, your stride won't be too impressive, but do your best to portray yourself as a man who will not be stopped. Alternately, if you see them loitering well in advance and there is little traffic, march right down the middle of the street like a boss, looking neither right nor left and using your ears to stay alert to traffic coming up from behind.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I turned the corner and they were already there approaching me so it took me by surprise. Although I also didnt have any anti-pickpocket bags or gear, newbie mistake

      Details bro. What was the setting? I will be flying into NAIA in a few weeks. All intelligence regarding the methods used by local pickpocketers will be greatly appreciated.
      My biggest concern is being pickpocketed by someone walking by while I am standing in a line, say at a popular food stall on a crowded street. Standing still with my ass to the traffic, I am an easy target, and if the pedestrian traffic behind me is dense, it would be impossible to tell who did it even if I react instantly. In the past, I have untucked my shirt and pulled it tight against my back pockets when in such a setting.
      My walking speed is fast enough that it is virtually impossible for someone to come up behind me and swipe my wallet. A guy who notices me approach him and then steps out behind me will trigger my alertness. Even in the noisiest traffic, I can usually hear someone running up behind me. They see my left arm move back to guard my wallet, and they run on past. I rarely look over my shoulder on the street, but I often look under it, down toward my left hip. Looking down and to the left as you rotate your body a few degrees to the left is the best way to observe what is happening directly behind your ass if, say, a gaggle of kids are running up on you from behind.
      One trick particularly useful to watch your ass in dense crowds is to watch the expressions of the people who are walking or looking in the opposite direction I am going. Especially the shopkeepers, security guards, and other people who are always on the lookout for thieves. Any sudden alertness on their part is a red flag.
      I have not yet walked into a pickpocket "trap", but if multiple young people begin moving in a predatory way relative to me as I approach them, my adrenaline will dump. Of course, they suddenly become innocent youths goofing around with each other as I continue on my way.

      OP here, this actually happened in Manila. In the future I would use one of those front pocket straps with a zipper. And avoid public transport, spend the extra money to get a Grab (local Uber service). Not even taxis are safe, they will frick with their meter to scam you. Never walk out at night unless you're in BGC, always use a Grab.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had a bag stolen from under my seat between hamburg and Amsterdam

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have never been pickpocketed or otherwise robbed, including in a bunch of famously high-risk areas (Barcelona, Nairobi, Mexico City, etc.)

    But my father-in-law got his wallet snatched on a crowded bus in Rome two weeks ago. I was there as well, but I was standing against the wall and nobody could have gotten behind me.

    Left me with a really bad impression of Rome, and I was happy to leave the next day.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Use airtags or smarttags or whatever your phone supports. Put one in your wallet, one in your bag, one in your other bag, hide it in every item you're carrying.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was pickpocketed on a busy side street in paris, in the grands boulevards area.

    An arab dude approached me and asked for a light. Now I know this to be a major red flag, but I was dumb.

    I said no, and he gestured to give me a high five, I responded, he grabbed my hand for a sec and bumped into me really violently. I realized 5 seconds later that my phone was gone and of course he was nowhere to be found.

    I went to the police station to get proof for insurance but obviously they couldn’t help further. I gave a description of the guy (the form even had a special box to tick for arabs lol) and a contact email.

    Luckily I speak passable French otherwise it wouldn’t be possible to do anything with bored French policemen on a night shift. They were actually nice to me though.

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think people should stop saying "pick pocketed" when they mean "robbed".
    If six dudes corner you and rifle through all your pockets and bag and steal your shit, you weren't pick pocketed- you were robbed.

    I got robbed in spain when I gave a homeless guy some snacks from the 7/11, he got three of his friends and followed me and I thought I was going to get raped. Got my phone stolen instead.
    Frick Black folk,

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >feeding bums
      >get robbed
      You got exactly what you deserved

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    someone tried to pickpocket my girlfriend on the metro in barcelona once
    the train was not jam packed but quite busy and we were both standing. a tiny ratfaced gypsy looking girl sidled up to my girl and when we noticed her the girl kind of stared right into my girl's face before shuffling off
    afterwards my girl noticed her handbag had been unzipped and rummaged through but nothing obvious was missing
    it was only by chance that we noticed the girl because she was standing so close. if the train had been any busier she would probably have nicked my girl's stuff

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I keep my hand in my pocket on my shit when I am in a busy location.

    Also I gmail myself copys front and back of all items so I can cancel immediately.

    Split things up when I get to my location (keep a card/$100 on me) and have the same in the room.

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes while traveling in Venice in middle school.

    It was my new MP3 player I had bought in France.

    That day I learned what a subhuman was.

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Keep wallet in pouch tucked under waistband or in a drawstring bag with my spare jacket wrapped around it.
    >Put hand in pocket on phone when in a busy area.
    >Most importantly: never relax around blacks, gyppos, and Arabs.

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