A video on Youku.com (a Chinese YouTube.com) shows one gang of pickpockets hard at work.
BEIJING--Ok, we’ve seen some outrageous stuff you can do with chopsticks.
Remember the farmer who caught ping pong balls with his pair of chopsticks?
But this one takes the cake.
Dongfang Weishi news report on pickpockets using chopsticks or tweezers.
According to these two videos posted on Shanghaiist, gangs of pickpockets using chopsticks to remove unsuspecting victims’ wallets are roaming the streets of China.
We can’t verify where the first video was shot although the accent of the person filming sounds vaguely Henan-ish.
The second video--shot in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province--is from a news report broadcast on Dongfang Weishi, a satellite news station based in Shanghai, in which the newsreader actually refers to tweezers, not chopsticks.
Regardless, that's some serious dexterity in action.