Watch a guy steal a smartphone on a train in Budapest. He does not rely on the traditional butterfly-finger methods of stealthy pickpockets but on brazen snatch-and-run chutzpah.
His method may be crude, but he is a professional in what he does. He waits by the door of the train for the perfect moment and he's probably practised this several times before.
He watches his unsuspecting prey, a young woman engrossed with texting on her smartphone.
When the train stops, he waits for the door to open and blocks it with his foot. As soon as he feels the door pressing his foot to close, he moves swiftly, snatches the phone out of his victim's hands and runs. It takes his victim a brief moment to realize what hit her, and before she gets to the door, it slams shut in her face. The guy escapes while his hapless victim cries in distress, beating against the closed door that won't budge.
The video uploaded by ezvagyokenvagyok has received over 300,000 views.
The video caption reports that police arrested the thief a day after the incident, thanks to the video.