The New York Post has the sort-of Robin Hood story today of Ha Vasko, a rich 67-year-old Vietnamese woman arrested in Chinatown four times for pick-pocketing. "I hate Chinese people," she explained to the police. "They sell fake stuff, take the money, and send the money back home," she went o ... More >>
New York City pickpockets might be an endangered species, but straphangers shouldn't rest easy -- the Daily News, apparently still nostalgic for the days when getting robbed on the subway was a common (yet whimsical) occurrence, has a profile today on Sherman "O.T." Powell, a 63-year-old "ret ... More >>
Guess you can start keeping your wallet in your back pocket again. The Daily News says pickpocketing -- that age-old relic of urban petty crime -- is nearing extinction. Because the only pickpockets left are practically fossils themselves.