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Is Apollo Robbins the World’s Greatest Pickpocket?

He’s certainly the most theatrical:

[Apollo Robbins] is probably best known for an encounter with Jimmy Carter’s Secret Service detail in 2001. While Carter was at dinner, Robbins struck up a conversation with several of his Secret Service men. Within a few minutes, he had emptied the agents’ pockets of pretty much everything but their guns. Robbins brandished a copy of Carter’s itinerary, and when an agent snatched it back he said, “You don’t have the authorization to see that!” When the agent felt for his badge, Robbins produced it and handed it back. Then he turned to the head of the detail and handed him his watch, his badge, and the keys to the Carter motorcade.
He has stolen, among other things, Jennifer Garner‘s engagement ring and Charles Barkley‘s pocket money.
Jump to the 2:10 mark to see Robbins in action. Even knowing he’s at work, it’s hard to see how he does it. Great stuff.

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