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Pick your dance partners carefully

Men say dance partners picked their pockets at downtown bar

Three men told police that they had their pockets picked by one of two women on the dance floor of Molly Magees in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 40-year-old man from San Jose, a 33-year-old man from Daly City, and a 22-year-old man from Sunnyvale each had similar stories to tell officers when they responded to a call from the Castro Street bar at 12:38 a.m. on Jan. 12, according to Shino Tanaka, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

All three of the men told police they had been dancing with the same two women earlier in the night, only to realize that their wallets had gone missing later in the evening, according to Tanaka.

The youngest of the victims told police that he had been standing by the DJ's booth when one of the women beckoned him to dance with her, Tanaka said. After dancing he went to buy a drink but discovered his wallet was gone.

Police interviewed the two women that the men identified, but none of their wallets were found, Tanaka said. No arrests were made.

Comments

Posted by Opah!, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jan 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm

GYPSIES! They passed the wallets off to someone who was long gone by the time the cops got there.


Posted by AllYouCanEat, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

Yep, that's right. They lift your wallet and pass it off most likely to a guy, or two, that are with them. If the girls get caught those same guys will intervene and disrupt the place so that they can get away.


Posted by Old Coot, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

Public dancin' leads to all kinds of trouble...
One of the most disgusting and sinful movies ever produced is "Dirty Dancing." Dirty Dancing (1987) starred Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Jerry Orbach. The great evangelist, Billy Sunday, preached uncompromisingly against dancing—would to God that more preachers had the guts to do so today. The Apostle Paul cautions us in 1st Corinthians 7:1 concerning touching the opposite sex (i.e., a person to whom we are not married). Adultery begins with a mere "touch."
Lucky to escape with just their wallets stolen!


Posted by Elijahs Fury, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

King David danced in the streets. At the wedding, where Jesus turned water to wine, What do you think they were doing? Staring at the ceiling?! The reason why people don't believe in Gods nowadays, is because the religious are destroying whats left of common sense! "My children are sottish" says the Lord


Posted by Observer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 17, 2014 at 7:02 am

It's the Roma Gypsies. They are now in Mountain View downtown and around Walmart. Pick pocketing is just part of their culture and lifestyle.


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