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December 21, 2021

193rd Stopped Pick-Pocket: Playa Del Carmen Pick-Pockets Pooh-Poohed!

Mexico ›   North America ›   Playa Del Carmen ›  

Editor's Note: This is your second known stopped pick-pocket attempt in Mexico, and your second stop in Playa Del Carmen.

Dear Clothing Arts,

I have been targeted by an older guy in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The scam is he sprays a brownish substance on your back, shorts, and legs. He then claims it is bird poop. (Believe me you don't feel a thing when he does this) As he "helps" you to clean it off with some tissues he robs you in the process.

His female accomplice pulls the same scam on the ladies. They clean you out. Wallets, Passports, Billfolds, Phones, and Purses. Well, when he targeted me he got absolutely nothing. Zip, Nada, Bugger all. My Clothing Arts Shorts stopped him in his tracks, NOTHING was taken. Thanks Team.

And just a random thought, Bird Poop is usually white !! :o)

Best Regards,
Alan S. from Tukwila, Washington​

July 11, 2014

11th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Securing My Pockets in Mexico

Mexico ›   North America ›   Playa Del Carmen ›  

Dear Clothing Arts:

I just want to tell you how amazing your pickpocket proof shorts are. I wore them to a club in Playa Del Carmen last night. I was drugged in the club around 2am and my friend had to help me walk. On the way out the girls (working for the people that drugged me we think) started feeling up my friend and I and it turned out they were emptying our pockets.

My friend had his iPhone 5 stolen. I had my wallet with credit card, lots of cash, passport, and iPhone 5 on me, and they weren't able to get a thing. I woke up with all my possessions :)

Thank you so much

Dan from North Carolina