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Topic: You Think You're a Good Pickpocket . . . ?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 28, 2004 12:30PM)
From the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Special Edition 2004, page 41:

"In the late 1700s, a London thief picked the pocket of Judge John Silvester while being found not guilty of picking other pockets! He later confessed and returned the judge's watch."

Jack Shalom
Message: Posted by: jaxonlee (Apr 2, 2004 02:36PM)
I wonder if the Judge overturned his original decision or if he...ran out of time!
Message: Posted by: redstreak (Apr 2, 2004 09:29PM)
There was some magician, I can't remember who, who pickpocketed the head of the Secret Service at a banquet that the President was attending (I don't remember which President).
Message: Posted by: KirkG (Apr 3, 2004 09:39PM)
You are thinking of Apollo Robins and it was President Carter's detail, if I remember correctly.

Kirk G
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Apr 4, 2004 05:40AM)
Jason Randall took all the watches off the three man Security Service guarding President Reagan. Jason is not well known among magicians, but he is one of the most successful corporate banquet performers in the country.

Apollo Robbins, of course, is the finest pickpocket I have ever seen.
Message: Posted by: PaulGreen (Apr 4, 2004 10:33AM)
I can confirm Whit's posting!


Paul Green
Message: Posted by: James Harrison (Apr 5, 2004 09:06AM)
I believe Apollo Robbins has something on his resume about doing his act on Federal agents.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Back in the 1700's, wouldn't it have been a pocket watch?

When were wrist watches invented?