Ai Kamoi!

So I mentioned about thieves the other day. Well, last night I got off the bus near Pra Kanong and stood for a minute looking at the message I’d just recieved on my cell phone. A short man came running past me, full stride, and grabbed my cellphone. Then preceded to run through traffic at the Sukumvit 71 intersection ignoring cars. Quite a gettaway actually.

Unfortuatly, the guy didn’t get my cell phone. Slippery fingers basiclly just slapped my cell phone as I turned away, and ran like hell.

So, luckly I still have my phone, but I felt pretty bad after that. I know it is a big city, but I guess I hadn’t seen any crime yet at all. I mean, this guy really hurt my feelings.

Is this kinda thing pretty common? Has everyone had any experience with a pickpocket/burglar/ect?

3 Comments so far

  1. Ben Harris (unregistered) on August 10th, 2005 @ 11:34 pm

    I’ve never had anything happen to me, but I’ve heard many stories. Lucky you had a death grip on your mobile!

  2. aurix (unregistered) on August 12th, 2005 @ 12:04 am

    Very sorry to hear about this. Nothing like it has happened to me in Bangkok.

  3. bkkmei (unregistered) on August 12th, 2005 @ 9:37 am


    i’ve not had any problems like that. My friends have had their bags slashed at JJ market though – but that’s not entirely unexpected given the crowds and tourists waving money about.

    Don’t let your feelings stay hurt!!

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