Crime Awareness: Recognizing Street Thieves and Their Hustles

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This Couple Spotted The Exact Moment They Were Scammed Out Of A Watch While On Vacation

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Funny picture, but it shows the subtle and deceptive tradecraft of thieves all over the globe.

So often children are used in street scams like this to emotionally disarm and distract the tourist.

Don’t be emotionally disarmed and/or distracted by kids in the street while traveling, it can cost you more than a watch sometimes.

Some of these gangs like in Southeast Asia/Mexico and Central/South America use scams like this to draw people into kidnapping situations.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

Armed Citizen Corner: Flying Prepared

Here is a tip for those of you that don’t like to fly “totally naked”.

Buy a couple of large metal climbing carabiners that are big enough so your hand can fit through them (JUMBO Sized)…similar to the ones pictured below.

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Make sure to buy well-made Metal MOUNTAINEERING Carabiners that have some heft to them. Avoid Aluminum. The weight is important.

Clip them on to your carry-on luggage and then when you get to the plane discreetly remove them and clip them on your belt loops.

Now you have a TSA legally modified version of “Brass Paperweights” in the event things get hairy and you have to subdue a drunk passenger or take down Abu Snackbar.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!