April 10, 2008

please sir can I have some more?

This is a reminder to everyone to be careful. You'll never know when you become a victim of pick-pockets or snatch thieves. Here in KL the incidences of pick-pocketing don't come close to the high number of people involved in snatch-thefts. Just the other day, my friend Jo was walking her way to lunch when suddenly 2 men on a motorbike zoomed past, grabbed her bag, she fell and was dragged her along the road. They got away. She came out of it with a long, bloody gash on her elbow. She made a police report at the nearby station and was told she was one of several that had reported the same crime that week.

She's much better now. But I think everyone should have a truncheon sewn into their skirts and trousers. Whip it out and give them thieves a good and proper whack in the head. Wait a minute... would we charged for assault? How much does a plea of self-defense hold up?


Blogger mirage2g said...

Hmm...do locals do this? what does the reports say? Here there are occasions were a person lost a wallet or something but are given back, only wihout the money! Good that the cards are still inside, just the cash would be taken.....

7:12 PM  
Blogger George Townboy said...

Purse snatching and pick pocketing were big crimes when I was a kid ... mostly committed by kids!

Unfortunately, self defense is not an option.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Photo Cache said...

That's a horrible thing that happened to your friend. I guess even though we are aware we can end up victims.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Ackworth Born said...

you'd never get the truncheon out in time - it is a wicked crime and far too prevelant the world over unfortunaetly

1:51 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

throwing something into the wheels of the zooming motorcyle. will that stop it and make the thieves fall off? i wonder....

kesian. is that why KLites voted with their feet this time round?

1:10 AM  

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