I remember watching a segment on the news by a professional pick pocket. Three news anchors were standing in an open room, several feet away, nervous and protective of their belongings. The pickpocket was not going to get anywhere near them.
He knew that he could never get to their things while in front or behind them. It was confrontational. He had to approach differently. By keeping the team from feeling confronted, he got shoulder to shoulder with his prey. He had managed to defeat the peripheral defense, and now was standing right where he wanted to be – in your personal space.
But why does he need to distract you? Read more