Wednesday, May 03, 2006

David Copperfield Misdirects His Way out of a Mugging

When I was younger, David Copperfield used to have a special on every year in which he would walk through, leap over, or make vanish some famous landmark, like Europe. Turning the Taj Mahal into a kitten is all well and good, but it's probably more useful to make robbers disappear:
After his show at a West Palm Beach performing arts center Sunday Copperfield was walking with two female assistants back to their tour bus when four teenagers pulled up in a black car and two demanded the group's belongings, according to police.

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Copperfield says he turned his pockets inside out to reveal nothing in them, even though he was carrying his passport, wallet and cell phone.

"Call it reverse pick-pocketing," Copperfield told The Palm Beach Post for its Wednesday editions.
Link (submitted by Ian9875). Unfortunately, out of force of habit, Copperfield made his passport, wallet, and phone reappear in the pockets of the muggers, along with the three of clubs.

Indexed by tags crime, odd, weird, magic, illusion, David Copperfield, mugging, robbery.
Image credits: "David Copperfield's magic flowers wherever he appears," courtesy
Capital Times, borrowed for news-reporting and comment purposes.


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