Monday, August 24, 2009

Markets In Everything: Put-Pocketing in London

LONDON (Reuters)Visitors to London always have to be on the look out for pickpockets, but now there's another, more positive phenomenon on the loose -- putpockets. Aware that people are suffering in the economic crisis, 20 former pickpockets have turned over a new leaf and are now trawling London's tourist sites slipping money back into unsuspecting pockets.

Anything from 5 pounds ($8) to 20 pound notes is being surreptitiously deposited in unguarded pockets or open handbags in Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and other busy spots. The initiative, which runs until the end of August in London before being rolled out countrywide, is being funded by a broadbrand provider (
TalkTalk), which says it wants to brighten up people's lives in unusual ways.

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.


At 8/24/2009 11:21 AM, Anonymous Ian Random said...

Why does crime have to re-imagined between putpockets and reverseshoplifting is anything sacred?


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