I was leaving a mall in Gainesville, Florida
when two gentlemen approached me and asked me how to read the bus schedule.
As I bent over to help them find the appropriate bus, I felt one of the
fellows brush my back pocket where my wallet was located. I quickly adjusted
my pants in a casual manner to find that the man had failed at his attempt.
Placing my hand on the small of his back, I gestured him closer to the
bus schedule. When the man made a second attempt at my wallet, I stopped
him cold with his hand in the cookie jar. I told him that before he should
try a move like lifting a wallet, he might want to know what he is doing
first. At that time I handed him his own wallet which I had lifted after
he blew his first attempt at mine. I also told him to choose his victims
more wisely, but somehow I feel that his pick pocketing days are done.
I never thought this could happen. First time I did not pin my money in my dungaree pocket. Why not?? I don't know. I had 234 cash and 1200 in traveler's checks in a little wallet in my fanny pack in front. I got on bus 103 and when I got off, the money and traveler's checks were gone but my license, visa and bankcard were in my wallet. They only took money and traveler's checks. Don't know how they did this. Thankfully, I got my traveler's checks replaced, no problem, within 2 hours.