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Pick-Pocket CRIME #4646271
01/25/18 07:55 PM
01/25/18 07:55 PM
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One Step Beyond
MasterSolenoid Offline OP
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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.

Edit: I wear jeans and my wallet is leather.

Last edited by MasterSolenoid; 01/25/18 08:05 PM.

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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646288
01/25/18 08:02 PM
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Walleet is always in front right pocket after being in a group where one was removed from right back, without us noticing.

At Ghiradellis in SF, had some stuff stolen from a rucksack while I was wearing it.

Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646294
01/25/18 08:08 PM
01/25/18 08:08 PM
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Cedarbrae, Ontario
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My wallet stays in my truck when I go out. I only take my debit card with me and my keys. Much less to loose or get stolen.


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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646299
01/25/18 08:14 PM
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New England
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Front pocket. I can't imagine how anyone could get their hand in there without me knowing.

I used to keep my wallet in my back pocket, but my crackerpractor said that not doing so would be helpful. It wasn't very hard to get used to.


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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646335
01/25/18 08:51 PM
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Lakeside, CA
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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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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646339
01/25/18 08:56 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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My wallet is in the right front pocket.


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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646344
01/25/18 09:03 PM
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Ruidoso, NM USA
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Pocket picked in Vietnam, Tet 1967. Big crowd in town and one bump out of many was the crook with my wallet.

A year latter at college in a crowd trying to see posted test scores, a guy tried to pick my wallet...felt him, chased him and pounded him unconscious.

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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646346
01/25/18 09:07 PM
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Jupiter, Florida
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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.

A front pocket is not secure.



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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: ammolab] #4646350
01/25/18 09:15 PM
01/25/18 09:15 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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Originally Posted By: ammolab
chased him and pounded him unconscious.


Right on! thumbsup


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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646351
01/25/18 09:21 PM
01/25/18 09:21 PM
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Canada
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That's the great thing about being a visible minority. Nobody thinks I have money and I don't wear blingy stuff, so they simply avoid me.


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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646372
01/25/18 09:44 PM
01/25/18 09:44 PM
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Iíve heard that putting rubber bands around your wallet both ways hinders a pick pocket from slipping it out of your pocket.


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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646376
01/25/18 09:50 PM
01/25/18 09:50 PM
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Phoenix
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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! LOL



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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646392
01/25/18 10:09 PM
01/25/18 10:09 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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When I travel to touristy places or packed places, the wallet goes into the front right. You are right that it's incredibly easy to slip it out from the back pockets.

Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646397
01/25/18 10:16 PM
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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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.


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Re: Pick-Pocket CRIME [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4646398
01/25/18 10:17 PM
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Yes when i was in my early 20's i was in a crowd and my wallet was taken from my back pocket. When i'm in a crowd or where i will use a public restroom its in my front/side pants pocket.

When i travel, and there is any risk of a mugging, i carry a gimme wallet with dummy cards and a bunch of one dollar bills in it.


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