Loc: One Step Beyond
Good evening everyone. I always like to read the various threads about preventing crime and the various frauds that are out there.
My question is: Has anyone ever been the victim of a pick-pocket ? ? ?
I carry my wallet in my back pocket. I have noticed that I can (carefully) remove it and not feel anything. I have to look into this further and solve that problem. When I go into a busy store, I put my wallet in my front pocket.
Loc: Lakeside, CA
I caught a pick pocket red handed years ago. It was a woman. She had bumped into me and acted a little strange when doing so. I had cash in my front pocket and she had it in her hand afterwards. I grabbed her wrist and took my money back before anyone else even knew what had happened. I was with three others walking down a crowded street when it happened. I carry a small card holder type wallet in my front pocket now. It doesn't come out easy either.
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My pocket was picked in NYC many years ago, happened while taking a date to a play, in the theater. Had my wallet in my front pocket as always. I had about $125. The next day, the janitor found my wallet in the mens room wall waste basket, without the money.
I drove home towards CT, stopped to pay the NY toll, and had no money. They called over the state patrol, who then wrote me a ticket for driving without a license and issued an IOU for the toll.
I paid the $5 ticket, and NY kindly dismissed the charges when I showed my CT license to the judge. However, my home state of CT's computers refused to show that the issue had been dismissed. And CT suspended my license. That led to a 2+ year suspended license battle between me, the CT DMV, and NY.
Cost me an absolute fortune in legal fees, cab fare, and other expenses. It also taught me how to avoid getting caught, the wonders of high HP vehicles and very fast, open class dirt bikes. The words "bureaucratic indifference" never rang more true when dealing with the awful CT DMV and their outright refusal to acknowledge NY's dismissal.
I always thought this was more of a European crime. I have a small credit card holder I carry in my front pocket with DL and 3 credit cards. I almost never carry cash and don't carry my ATM/debit card. If I get robbed, the joke's on them! They get an outdated cell phone that's my employers and credit cards I'll cancel within the hour!
Front pocket. Plus, if you stop sitting on your wallet, your sciatica or lower back pain might clear up. If you're travelling or will be in crowds where pickpockets live (crowded public transit, New Year's Eve celebrations, etc) there are quite a few travel wallets, money belts, etc you can use. I like the ankle wallets.