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18th May '16 3:08:49 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''CSINewYork'''s ColdOpening has Mac catching a pickpocket (who manages to hide his stash before they grab him) just before running into the VictimOfTheWeek. [[spoiler:They later find a security camera video of said pickpocket bumping into their suspect and realise that he stole a camera with vital evidence on it.]]

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* An episode of ''CSINewYork'''s ''Series/{{CSINY}}'''s ColdOpening has Mac catching a pickpocket (who manages to hide his stash before they grab him) just before running into the VictimOfTheWeek. [[spoiler:They later find a security camera video of said pickpocket bumping into their suspect and realise that he stole a camera with vital evidence on it.]]
1st May '16 3:11:13 AM JackG
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* A sci-fi version occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Random Thoughts". On a planet of telepaths where there's a black market for violent thoughts, someone bumps into [[{{Tsundere}} B'Elanna Torres]] and 'steals' her instinctive mental response, which is to imagine herself to punching him in the face.

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* A sci-fi version occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Random Thoughts". On a planet of telepaths where there's a black market for violent thoughts, someone bumps into [[{{Tsundere}} B'Elanna Torres]] and 'steals' her instinctive mental response, which is to imagine herself to punching him in the face.
1st May '16 3:10:16 AM JackG
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* A sci-fi version occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Random Thoughts". On a planet of telepaths where there's a black market for violent thoughts, someone bumps into [[{{Tsundere}} B'Elanna Torres]] and 'steals' her instinctive mental response, which is to imagine herself to punching him in the face.
20th Apr '16 8:52:43 PM Robotnik
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To make it even easier, the thief tends to look shady or untrustworthy in general. If he is child, you can expect him to be a [[StreetUrchin Street Urchin]]. If the stolen item was something [[MacGuffin important to the plot]], you can be certain that the protagonist and the thief will meet again later sometime after discovering the loss of his missing item, having deciphered [[StickyFingers what exactly happened]].

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To make it even easier, the thief tends to look shady or untrustworthy in general. If he is a child, you can expect him to be a [[StreetUrchin Street Urchin]]. If the stolen item was something [[MacGuffin important to the plot]], you can be certain that the protagonist and the thief will meet again later sometime after discovering the loss of his missing item, having deciphered [[StickyFingers what exactly happened]].
7th Apr '16 4:14:28 AM JackG
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* Used for a BrickJoke in ''Film/Casablanca''. At the start of the movie, we see a pickpocket at work. Later the pickpocket bumps into one of the main characters, who frantically checks his pockets to make sure his wallet is still there.

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* Used for a BrickJoke in ''Film/Casablanca''. ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. At the start of the movie, we see a pickpocket at work. work. Later the pickpocket bumps into one of the main characters, who frantically checks his pockets to make sure his wallet is still there.



* ''Fraternity of the Stone'' by David Morrell. The protagonist wants to be a spy like his CoolUncle, who gets a Hong Kong StreetUrchin to teach him this technique. In order to graduate, he has to rob the urchin without him noticing. As a distraction, he hires another urchin to throw a fruit at his head.

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* ''Fraternity of the Stone'' by David Morrell. The protagonist wants to be a spy like his CoolUncle, who gets a Hong Kong StreetUrchin to teach him this technique. technique. In order to graduate, he has to rob the urchin without him noticing. noticing. As a distraction, he hires another urchin to throw a fruit at his head.
7th Apr '16 4:13:40 AM JackG
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* Used for a BrickJoke in ''Film/Casablanca''. At the start of the movie, we see a pickpocket at work. Later the pickpocket bumps into one of the main characters, who frantically checks his pockets to make sure his wallet is still there.


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* ''Fraternity of the Stone'' by David Morrell. The protagonist wants to be a spy like his CoolUncle, who gets a Hong Kong StreetUrchin to teach him this technique. In order to graduate, he has to rob the urchin without him noticing. As a distraction, he hires another urchin to throw a fruit at his head.
26th Mar '16 12:58:21 PM rjung
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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/AngieTribeca,'' when Dr. Scholls gets a ferret out of a ''locked cage'' simply by bumping into the Fish & Game officer holding it. Taken UpToEleven in the slow-motion flashback, which reveals that during the bump she opened the cage, swapped the ferret for a box of Pop Tarts, closed the cage, applied lipstick, gave a passionate kiss to a nearby policeman, and then apologized for the bump.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/AngieTribeca,'' when Dr. Scholls gets a ferret out of a ''locked cage'' cage simply by bumping into the Fish & Game officer holding it. Taken UpToEleven in the slow-motion flashback, which reveals that during the bump she opened took the cage, swapped the ferret for a box of Pop Tarts, closed the cage, applied lipstick, gave a passionate kiss to a nearby policeman, returned the cage to the officer, and then apologized for the bump.
26th Mar '16 12:54:56 PM rjung
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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/AngieTribeca,'' when Dr. Scholls gets a ferret out of a ''locked cage'' simply by bumping into the Fish & Game officer holding it. Taken UpToEleven in the slow-motion flashback, which reveals that during the bump she opened the cage, swapped the ferret for a box of Pop Tarts, closed the cage, applied lipstick, gave a passionate kiss to a nearby policeman, and then apologized for the bump.
22nd Mar '16 1:01:59 AM Knight20
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Ezra Bridger has been shown to do this to Empire soldiers.
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21st Mar '16 2:57:18 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/KeyLargo'', Gaye steals Rocco's gun from his pocket while clinging to his body.
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