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30th Oct '16 3:13:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'' by Creator/MercedesLackey also features a pickpocketing training school that main character Skif attends for a while. Again, there's a lot of similarities to ''Literature/OliverTwist''.

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* ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'' by Creator/MercedesLackey also features a pickpocketing training school that main character Skif attends for a while. Again, there's a lot of similarities to ''Literature/OliverTwist''.
19th Oct '16 1:57:38 PM margdean56
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* Kate Ross's Regency sleuth Julian Kestrel has a valet who used to be a pickpocket (which is why he's called "[[MeaningfulName Dipper]]"). Every so often this ability comes in handy in solving a murder.
* In Creator/GeorgetteHeyer's ''Friday's Child'', Viscount Sheringham's Tiger is a former street urchin and pickpocket. Sherry eventually teaches him not to steal from his master's friends, but the skill comes into play in unraveling the plot.
22nd Aug '16 9:21:07 AM Lullaby22
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* Another PSA featured a subversion: A stereotypical punk kid snatches a purse after a woman leaves it behind at a bus stop. As he runs away, he's pursued by a police car. The end of the ad reveals that the kid actually grabbed the purse so he could return it.
13th Aug '16 5:15:40 PM nombretomado
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* Watch Corporal Nobby Nobbs of {{Discworld}} is an expert at this, having been an ArtfulDodger when he was a child. Everyone knows this, and nobody finds it more than mildly annoying at this point (the official Watch procedure for getting money out of Petty Cash is "Go find Nobby and make him give it back"). The climax to [[{{Discworld/Thud}} Thud]] even relies on the assumption that he will have a certain MacGuffin on him, simply because it looked valuable and was in his vicinity for a while.

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* Watch Corporal Nobby Nobbs of {{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is an expert at this, having been an ArtfulDodger when he was a child. Everyone knows this, and nobody finds it more than mildly annoying at this point (the official Watch procedure for getting money out of Petty Cash is "Go find Nobby and make him give it back"). The climax to [[{{Discworld/Thud}} Thud]] even relies on the assumption that he will have a certain MacGuffin on him, simply because it looked valuable and was in his vicinity for a while.
13th Jul '16 1:32:01 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** Memorably subverted in "Lightspeed", where [[TheBrute Mammoth]] complains that he ''paid'' for a candy bar when he gets waylaid by Kid Flash.
30th Jun '16 1:16:55 PM eroock
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
** Nick casually lifts a snack from a fruit stall as he and Judy walk past.
** In the end credits, Weaselton is shown picking cash out of a bystander's hip pocket.
19th May '16 8:00:52 PM nombretomado
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* In MyNameIsEarl, the title character was doing this regularly along with all of his other thievery before he discovered karma, and [[TheAtoner decided to make up for all the bad things he had done]].

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* In MyNameIsEarl, ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', the title character was doing this regularly along with all of his other thievery before he discovered karma, and [[TheAtoner decided to make up for all the bad things he had done]].
24th Apr '16 11:23:03 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'' one of the wolves is an implied kleptomaniac known as [[FourFingeredHands "Four Finger Discount Jack"]]. Though it ''might'' refer to his missing arm instead.
25th Mar '16 6:30:12 AM gallium
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* In the Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''The Floorwalker'', a group of shoppers strip a display in a department store bare while the salesman is trying run The Tramp out of the store.

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* In the Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''The Floorwalker'', ''Film/TheFloorwalker'', a group of shoppers strip a display in a department store bare while the salesman is trying run The Tramp out of the store.
1st Mar '16 8:43:34 AM luiz4200
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace Galaxy Goof-Ups]]'': The richest man in galaxy tells his son he's the richest one for never buying anything he wants.
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