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Topic: Hyp Theft
Message: Posted by: cc (Dec 5, 2014 03:37PM)
I found this fascinating if it's true:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/05/thief-hypnotizes-shopkeeper-then-robs-him.html
Message: Posted by: george1953 (Dec 5, 2014 04:34PM)
Time to brush up on my hypnosis, I could use some extra cash over Christmas ;-)
Message: Posted by: WilburrUK (Dec 5, 2014 06:09PM)
It was featured on this week's crimewatch on the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02dgtz1
Message: Posted by: One Eyed Jack (Dec 6, 2014 03:13AM)
I see that the Head Hacking team are out and about again ;)
Message: Posted by: troy16 (Dec 7, 2014 04:51AM)
Yes, would be interesting to hear Anthony's take on this topic. I personally think that the perp had met the shop keeper before the actual event as for me the way the video shows the crime happening resounds of a post-hypnotic suggestion coming into play.
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Dec 8, 2014 02:39PM)
This link is interesting,

http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/hypnotist-thief-caught-on-camera-11363948238357#.VIOPXAWZnLI.facebook

TJD
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Dec 8, 2014 02:46PM)
That link says the authorities claim it was a "parlour trick." I hadn't heard about this parlour trick. Anyone know where I can read about this trick?
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Dec 8, 2014 02:53PM)
Hello Opus ,

I agree it sounds a bit vague regarding a 'parlour trick' however I think their main point is regarding distraction techniques ?

TJD
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Dec 8, 2014 08:34PM)
[quote]On Dec 8, 2014, 0pus wrote:
That link says the authorities claim it was a "parlour trick." I hadn't heard about this parlour trick. Anyone know where I can read about this trick? [/quote]

"Okay, and when you finish shuffling divide the deck into seven piles, being sure there are no fewer than six cards in each pile ... I'll just step out of the shop while you're doing that so as not to influence you in any way ..."
Message: Posted by: Anthony Jacquin (Dec 9, 2014 06:12AM)
Can it be done? Yes.

Is that what happened here? Well that is not clear.

The experience of being asked to be involved in something novel and having your pockets picked is also likely to make you feel like "he was momentarily unaware of what had happened... Given that the victim twigged what was going on as the guy left suggests that the effect was not that robust. If it was hypnosis rather than momentary confusion then it should have been.

Despite the quote from a magician on this topic, a previous encounter with the hypnotist is not required, this can be done on the fly.

One thing is for sure, once you are a good subject you are always a good subject, so 'Hops and Pops' in Archway it is for all your Christmas booze requirements!

Anthony