PICKPOCKET UNDER ARREST BY DUTCH COPS, PICKPOCKET LIFTED 30 PHONES, STUFFED INTO SHORTS
So I hate pickpockets. They’ve only targeted me a couple of times in my life so far. But fortunately for me (knock on wood), they had no success. The first time was in Europe and it was totally cliché. They were Gypsies (seriously)! An old woman in rags tried to collapse on me as someone else tried to get close from behind. I managed to prop the old grifter up and twist away while my wallet stayed where it belonged. But the second time was even closer. It was on the NYC subway system. This guy had three fingers on my wallet when I sussed him out. Then I cussed him out. But I’ve never thought about being at a music concert and having someone rob me. And that’s what happened at a Sum 41 concert in the Netherlands. Police arrested a man with 30 cell phones in his shorts!
FANS OF CANADIAN BAND NOTIFIED POLICE OF STOLEN CELL PHONES, COPS CLOSE THE DOORS ON PICKPOCKET
Now, that take some balls, don’t you think? Or maybe, really small balls to have room left over for all those cell phones? Because we’re not just talking about shorts here, folks. We’re talking about bike shorts! You know, skin tight spandex? Police caught the 34-year-old thief leaving the concert on January 21st. They believe that the man is a member of, get this, a roving gang of thieves. So what happened is that fans of the Canadian band notified police that someone lifted their cell phones. So police were on the lookout, blocking the exit until they nabbed the small-balls, pickpocket suspect.
EUROPE NOW PLAGED BY “MOBILE BANDITRY,” ROVING GANGS OF THIEVES LIKE THIS PICKPOCKET
The man is from Romania and will appear in court in a few days. We still don’t have his name, for some reason. But maybe it’s because police were already on the “ball” because the same thing happened just a week earlier. Yup, you guessed it, thieves at the earlier Sum 41 concert in Antwerp stole 50 cell phones and got away with it. So now we get to the close of the story. Europe has been suffering from this type of crime for a while now. They call it, “mobile banditry.” So essentially, it’s organized crime by mobile gangs in European countries. They commit burglary, robbery and, of course, theft. But now, at least, there’s one less pickpocket out there.