A pickpocket who tried his luck with a seemingly drunk man in Amsterdam came to regret his decision as it turned out his would-be victim was an undercover police officer.
This video, posted by police in the Dutch city on November 2, shows a suspect putting his leg between the officer’s legs in what police referred to as a “football trick” pickpocketing technique. The officer soon turns the tables, tackling the pickpocket to the ground.
“The football trick is easy for criminals to score… until they meet the wrong one,” police said.
“It is important that you are aware of the different methods of pickpockets. Don’t get distracted and watch your stuff,” they reminded the public. Credit: Amsterdam Police via Storyful