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?