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If you saw a thief stealing on a bus ......

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y

If you saw a thief stealing on a bus, what would you do?

2. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 12y

Wocca, this actually happened to my canadian cousin in bolivia/chile about 2 years ago so he bravely went to the bus driver and told him someone had stolen his bag with, money and passport etc in it. He stood at the bus door and told the driver he wouldnt be letting anyone out of the bus until he got his bag back, so the driver question all the people on the bus at once, but no answer. then a woman noticed another man with a small bag and shouted in bolivian 'thief' and then the whole bus joined in, so he was outnumbered. the driver then drove the bus directly to the police station, threw the thief out and contiunued on their journey. It takes a lot of courage to do that i guess especially when you dont know much foreign language!

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y

arghhh thiefs-good for nothing, not even themselves-get enough of them at work! god i really dont know what i'd do, well i suppose i would let the bus driver know-thats a tough question.

I think i could spot one-they think they are such clever lil suckers!

4. Posted by YerMan (Full Member 66 posts) 12y

A difficult question, it would depend entirely on where i was at the time.

If it was my home city (London), although I'd like to think I'd do something, I'm not so sure. So many of the thieves carry knives these days or "hunt in packs" you could be getting yourself in a whole lot of trouble. If i had eny sort of faith in the legal system dealing with them if I did play the hero it might be different, but I don't. Even if the Crown prosecution service do decide to take them to court (doubtful) some smart arse lawyer being paid for by my taxes will probably get them off anyway.

Overall, probably not worth the bother.

5. Posted by acetravels (Full Member 181 posts) 12y

say , wocca, can i give u a quick call, and report the robbery to u ... seriously... u get them everyday and every where that now u c un c...

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y

Quoting acetravels

say , wocca, can i give u a quick call, and report the robbery to u ... seriously... u get them everyday and every where that now u c un c...

Sure thing ace !!! Just hold 'em til I get there.