126th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Pick-Pocket Blocked in Old Town Barcelona!

Editor's Note: This is your 11th overall stopped pick-pocket in Barcelona, #3 on our "unofficial" pick-pocket capital of the world list.

Dear Clothing Arts,

I was wearing the business traveler pants in the Old Town district of Barcelona on April 29th. I had placed my mobile phone in the inner Velcro-secured front pocket and zipped the pocket closed. Hearing footsteps from behind, I saw a man closing in fast from the side. He reached for the pocket with the cell phone. I blocked his advance and he took off. This was more of a strong-armed robbery attempt than a pickpocket attempt, but the pants protected my valuables wonderfully.

- Robert K. from Wisconsin, USA.​