We all do it... Go to the store, wander around, go to look at something and set your purse down to do so.
But did you ever think about what would happen if you had to turn around for a second?
Last night, my co-worker (and her mom who I also work with) went to Target to pick up a few things. As her and her mom were looking at shoes, she had put her purse down and sat on the floor to try a pair on. She somehow ended up with her purse behind her... All of a sudden, her mom looked up and saw three girls standing around her purse. She immediately yelled "Where is your purse?!" to show the girls that she was on to them.
After getting the purse, her mom kept it in the cart, standing next to it the entire time. They checked and saw that her wallet and all was still in there. Sigh of relief! Sure as shit though, those girls came back to see if the purse was put back down!
As they went to checkout, she went to grab her phone to text someone. It was gone though. They went to customer service and told them what happened. Her mom called the cops and employees searched for her phone. The one employee said he saw three suspicious girls and had a description of their car even.
The police filled out a report and said they would be looking into it. Meanwhile, the phone was disconnected through the provider and Apple.
Wouldn't you know it though, about a half hour later, a girl called from a restricted number saying that she found the phone in McDonalds... They never went to McDonalds!! Her mom called the cop to tell him and he said it was probably a set up and he'd check it out. And he was right, it was just a set up.
So here is a PSA to my fellow shoppers: Never leave your purse unattended, even for just 30 seconds. People have nerve!