72nd Stopped Pick-Pocket: Jostle in Johannesburg, South Africa

Panorama of the central business district of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Editor's Note: This story comes to us from a friend of the company. Chris, a traveler from Brooklyn, New York, recently returned from a trip to South Africa with his Pick-Pocket Proof® Adventure Pants. He encountered a pick-pocket in the country's largest city, Johannesburg. Check out the full story below!

Chris and a group of friends were walking down the street after dinner and drinks and found themselves followed by some locals. Chris felt a brush and tug against his side pocket, and in the same moment, out of the corner of his eye, he saw one of them getting dangerously close to a friend and reaching out towards a hanging shoulder bag, fingers inching under the flap. A third flanked them from the other side and was working his way into a back pocket.

Upon noticing, the group of friends and some helpful locals confronted the pick-pockets. Luckily, no one was injured in the altercation and all of the belongings were rightfully returned.

- Experience of Chris from Brooklyn, New York