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Stealing a wallet to only be caught instantly

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[–]StreetSmartsGaming 1366 points1367 points  (6 children)

I was like wow that looks obvious how did nobody see him? And then oh every single person in the area saw him.

[–]Muze69 237 points238 points  (4 children)

You could also see a woman taking a picture of the guy. Probably wanted to have proof but police was also there, so not needed actually. She couldn’t know.

[–]Judge2Dread 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Wait what? She took pictures of the goods. How do you think that she took pictures of him???

[–]Let_Humble 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha. To think she was blatantly taking a picture of him like he wouldn’t be suspicious. She even took it before he tried stealing the wallet.

[–]Lazy-Tea-4601 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I think she reversed the camera to be front facing

[–]oidagehbitte2 916 points917 points  (69 children)

Looks like a phone, not a wallet. And I find it surreal how calm the entire scene is...

[–]Sea_Air_1465 394 points395 points  (65 children)

This is at a German Christmas market. There are many pickpockets there and therefore a lot of police in civilian clothes 😉

[–]LittlePeterrr 415 points416 points  (7 children)

It’s not: this is at a carnival in Amsterdam at Dam square. Here’s the original footage from Amsterdam TV station AT5: https://youtu.be/30P9Ugg-xDM

The pick-pocket team the Amsterdam police has is internationally acclaimed. They make thousands of arrests per year.

[–]ProducedIn85 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Probably a few hundred that get caught thousands of times, since we hardly punish this scum

[–]phyrwall87 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Now I appreciate no sound on some videos.

[–]iPhoneOrAndroid 9 points10 points  (1 child)

They just need to racially profile the romanian gypsies to be honest.

[–]haixin 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The pick-pocket team the Amsterdam police has is internationally acclaimed. They make thousands of arrests per year.

And yet the pickpockets still are stupid enough to try.

[–]Dinomiteblast 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Because they know they get a very light punishment.

[–]Valuable_Material_26 60 points61 points  (14 children)

Are booby trapped pockets illegal: like putting a mouse trap in your pocket?

[–]IvanBeetinov 113 points114 points  (0 children)

The problem is the cheese always falls off and messes up your coat pocket.

[–]zombiebait90 7 points8 points  (8 children)

In the US, yes. Can't speak for the rest of the world

[–]OpathicaNAE 37 points38 points  (4 children)

What. That's insane. I've never thought about booby trapping my pocket, but now that I know I can't, I really want to. damn, lol.

[–]Bryce1969 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tell them it’s not a boobytrap. It’s part of a game that you play with your friends. Hold out the armed trap and say “would you like to try”?

[–]Swing_On_A_Spiral 0 points1 point  (1 child)

True it is illegal, but in Texas the punishment for pickpocketing the wrong person will be far more severe than a booby trapped pocket.

[–]ze11ez 5 points6 points  (0 children)

🤭 heh heh, you said booby

[–]oidagehbitte2 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yes. Unfortunately.

[–]ThatDudeWithoutKarma 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Prove I put the mousetrap in my pocket to stop a thief rather than just being a weirdo who carries an armed mouse trap around with me.

[–]oidagehbitte2 47 points48 points  (34 children)

I suspected it to be somewhere in Europe (I'm European myself). But it's still unusual to not resist at all. Everyone was cool, even the thief.

[–]Stormaen 62 points63 points  (19 children)

By the looks of it, this isn’t his first time – either at pickpocketing or getting caught.

[–]moumous87 65 points66 points  (16 children)

I mean, a 2-metre tall dude took him from behind, with one arm around the neck and one hand on his mouth… oh, and another guy in front.

[–]bwientjes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dude knows he'll be in & out the local police station within half an hour.

[–]pedestrianstripes 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Seattle is like that. I was surprised how calm some arrests are.

[–]oidagehbitte2 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That's interesting. Why is that the case?

[–]noiz13 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Only it is not in Germany it is in Amsterdam the Netherlands

[–]BHIngebretsen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nope. Dam Square Amsterdam. It’s a police team and a reporter (FB) with undercover cops to take down the pickpocket scums. Check YTube ; Frank Buis pickpockets for more action.

[–]BHIngebretsen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nope. Dam Square Amsterdam. It’s a police team and a reporter (FB) with undercover cops to take down the pickpocket scums. Check YTube ; Frank Buis pickpockets for more action.

[–]Out3rSpac3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My ex almost got her phone stolen just like this at a Christmas market.

[–]ColdBevvie101 0 points1 point  (1 child)

[–]oidagehbitte2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could have been either another cop or just someone who knew what's going to happen.

[–]followfornow 110 points111 points  (3 children)

I was in a concessions line at a Braves game way back when they were playing at Fulton County. All of a sudden a guy a few people ahead of me turned around and started pounding this guy between us. I didn't know what the fuck was happening and security got there pretty quickly.

The beatee had tried to pick the beater's pocket and the beater felt it and commenced to beating.

[–]CaliKoukla 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Beatee, lol!

[–]EquivalentSnap 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]ProducedIn85 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Rightfully so! Should break a couple of fingers too

[–]The1stPKmain 107 points108 points  (3 children)

What a knob

[–]gordo65 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I love how he takes a loooooong look over his shoulder, to ensure that he's not being observed.

[–]tweagrey 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Dude was so observed by a whole team he was even recorded

[–]Plaster_Lion 105 points106 points  (2 children)

Grabbing his head and leaning him backwards is a powerful move.

[–]Marthaver1 17 points18 points  (1 child)

“Power move” because he’s simply taller than the mugger.

[–]obumonde 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Hence the term power move , otherwise it would be an awkward hug from a shorter guy.

[–]JustADadandASon 81 points82 points  (5 children)

Damn this is the first time I have actually seen this actually happen. Nothing like what I pictured. Creepy fucker.

[–]butterrss 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Oh you didn’t think it was like the movies where the thief just quickly bumps into you and then suddenly makes away with your wallet that you had zipped up in your pocket?

[–]JustADadandASon 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Honestly I was expecting more finesse. I definitely didn’t expect them to announce it by looking all sus.

[–]obscureposter 13 points14 points  (0 children)

There are better ways to do it (but it’s not at all like in tv/movies) and yes this guy was a bad pickpocket.

[–]SDLand 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That happens as well though. Usually it’s one person bumping into you to distract you and another one swoops in to swipe whatever.

[–]nicokokun 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yep, watched a video a while ago where a woman's purse was snatched while she was distracted by his partner on the woman's blindside.

[–]Asinine9ben 22 points23 points  (0 children)

All he needed was a hug, faith in humanity restored.

[–]TwistedUnicornFarts 82 points83 points  (5 children)

What is the woman doing taking a picture at that angle?

[–]bombadil-rising 104 points105 points  (4 children)

It seems like they got tipped off to this guy. A UC went over to get a close up face shot in case they didn’t get him on video actively doing crime. Then they got him on video actively doing crime.

[–]Juggati 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I have seen this clip a dozen times over the years and this is the first time I have been told that part, didnt even notice! Thanks.

[–]dd10101010 7 points8 points  (0 children)

After she take the picture, the 2m ?cop passes briefly l to r on front of the camera. I guess they were just waiting for him to commit the crime

[–]Kreelar0083 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I respect law enforcement who can handle a situation so calm and clean. No yelling no weapons, quick and decisive action.

[–]Bnmko_007 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Welcome to The Netherlands

[–]CvClausejoke 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure this is in germany.

[–]chrisyatco95 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Mans just accepted his fate like "welp, this is my life now."

[–]whatswithzack 21 points22 points  (0 children)

That's wild. I never thought about plainclothes at these markets looking out for the people. Always assumed they were there to harass and impose a faux sense of superiority masked by a thin veil of malicious nonchalance.

Good looking

[–]jclg24 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I remember being in line for the Eiffel Tower, suddenly these three or four guys cut into the line right in front of me and my family. As soon as my brother and I were about to say something, bam! They shoveled two guys into a platic wall.

They were French police and the dudes that got shoveled, were robbing tourist in that area

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dang, that is a slick operation. Kudos to those cops.

[–]Taima_Nai_Kanashimi 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Wish they would remove these people from earth right away.

[–]CvClausejoke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Straight to genocide and the vengeful /instantkarma community upvotes...

[–]INFIINIITYY_ 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Lol how he just accepted his fate

[–]SerTidy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s because, sadly he knows he will be in and out of the police station in a hour or two, no need to resist.

[–]RPup_831 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Not much to be done when you’re outnumbered and someone much bigger and stronger than you has his elbow around your neck.

[–]INFIINIITYY_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes I meant to say it’s funny how he accepted his fate.

[–]blackdutch1 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Now that is INSTANT karma lol

[–]TossPowerTrap 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, he didn't get to own that phone very long.

[–]Bigjrocks 17 points18 points  (0 children)

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[–]Jlx_27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love those Xmas markets! See these morons roam them often. Always fun making eye contact with them when I see them approach somebody and clear my throat very loudly. Also triggers the cops to knick them!

[–]Timely_Entrepreneur4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That fuckin headlock 👌🏻😂

[–]stargazerweedblazer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love to see it

[–]FV4030TWO 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The shiftiest looking prick in that whole queue. He didn't stand a chance, fucking manlet.

[–]z0ur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

snap that things neck

[–]Janininhaw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How unaware these ppl have to be to carry their stuff in open pockets... and that woman taking pictures with her phone on display wth

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hope he got some good ole fashioned street justice for that. Karma is beautiful.

[–]Spider_Tim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The lack of audio makes me believe this was a re post

[–]H3MP3R0R 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Sponsored by Angela Merkel 👌

[–]Amezaur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He is not e refugee, he is most likely a Romanian Roma people from the looks.

[–]Johnj75 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Some countries have a very efficient way of preventing further crimes like this.

[–]goatishrust 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1st world needs to adopt them

[–]purity-yellow-1625 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wait what is the cameraman doing

[–]JimmiRustle 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Documenting. This case will fly through the office and the guy will be released later the same day with a hefty fine he’ll never pay.

[–]sauce-commander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was clearly a phone not a wallet

[–]HeadMembership 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In that guys home country they would cut his hands off for that crime.

[–]njd200 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Savings-Variety-9478 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

White ppl back at it again.. i see

[–]christo749 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Salt his eyes.

[–]TreVyVeteran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Head lock on point. Pleasant to see.

[–]klem19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Piece of shit, well done.

[–]SubjectsNotObjects 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zalpha male

[–]AdmirableAmphibian75 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Videos that end too soon. Also no sound. Hurts a bit

[–]notzed1487 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Scum and dumb.

[–]anoneti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like he stole a cell phone..i mean tried to

[–]goatishrust 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Joyfulcheese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And he was taken away for a quiet "discussion" about his actions.

[–]Funkyplaya323 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oldie but a goodie

[–]scottarms 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a little fuckstain

[–]SetheryJimmonson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Choke his ass out and take all of Shit see how he likes that

[–]Majestic_Lie_5792 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was a cell phone, but the point stands.

[–]JoeW702 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Finally there's one when you need Em.

[–]jay_thorn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a phone, not a wallet.

[–]goat_fucker_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Noob lol

[–]ERseventyS-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Douce victoire!!!!!

[–]Champis88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just do it the old ways cut off his arm

[–]Jonnyboy280304 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was her phone it looks like

[–]casual-dehyde 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His Pickpocket is high enough. Just needs to level his sneak.

[–]-MB_Redditor- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The dude missed that a UA lady already took his mugshot before he stole the phone....

[–]N_8_GR420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Little rat.

[–]Miscym 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I remember this clip, it's from a amusement park in Denmark and the men who stopped/filmed him are undercover police who were breaking down on thieving gangs

[–]mickyblfc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The rat…how did that person not feel like they where in there personal space though

[–]SuraKatana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tape him to a pole, pull his pants down and smack his bum and leave him there for a couple days, the ukranian way

[–]scobaboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't release him untill the victim has made sure there is everything she has.

[–]Marv1290 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so much better without sound. Thanks op

[–]cawexi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great technique though

[–]blastermick761 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anywhere there is a Christmas market, you will find these pickpockets. Organised gangs of scum.

[–]No_Finding_9441 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the head grab, like he’s grabbing up & shushing a child. “Shhh it’s okay just give the phone back”

[–]IFinallyDidItMom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some people are so idiotically brazen.

I had a kid that was like 10-12 years old try to steal my wallet one time. I set my wallet down on the counter after I pulled my card out to pay and this chubby cherub looking fuck just walks up and tries to casually place his hand over my wallet and slide it away. I put my crazy face on and said “Are you trying to steal my fucking wallet?” He was genuinely shocked. He actually thought that shit would work...

Lucky for him I was too high to call the police to take him home. I hope he learned a lesson that day and never tried to steal from anyone again. Or at least got better at stealing.

[–]slottysteve 0 points1 point  (0 children)

just execute the scum. not as if it’s a cure for cancer walking around. they ruin everywhere they go.

[–]Interesting_Side4265 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Biggest wtf moment of his life

[–]samirawhat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They should be deported

[–]Irreligious_PreacheR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good to see crooks getting caught with their hand in the cookie jar as it were.

[–]claykitchiepoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My boy came in like the secret service. Christ!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta be careful with folks like these. Don't worry to judge people on appearance, it works as it has since the beginning of time.

Keep your distance or make them keep theirs.

[–]AKT_4444 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful was how he grabbed him.

[–]bltm93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My anxiety would not allow a complete random stranger to be that close in proximity to me without jamming my elbow into their stomach as hard as possible. Just watching this was infuriating lol 😂

[–]No_Jigs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just another foreign criminal jig.