Not a AIBU but eldest has had his wallet stolen at a festival in Hertfordshire today. Cancelled the cards etc and driving licence that are stolen have to be reported to the police which we’ve done. Please be careful as it’s festival season now and I’d hate this to happen to anyone else! Its a faff getting things replaced.
Thank you! That’s how I feel. He had a ‘man bag’ but must have been distracted! The police were good on the phone although they questioned why his mum was calling them - because his in a field with limited mobile / internet access etca d we needed to act quickly! Lol. They were nice though
Sorry to hear that. It’s awful that there are always a few unsavoury types who ruin festivals/events with stuff like this.
On a positive note- your DS has learnt a life lesson much earlier than many of his peers will about being mindful in crowds. When I was 18 I was pick-pocketed in Barcelona and it has stuck with me ever since- to this day i’ve never had anything stolen and am always weary when in busy places
Such a faff getting stuff replaced, did he have any cash stolen?
Life - about 20 so not too bad. I was more worried about his licence as he drives for his job! Another 20 to get that replaced! I’ve told him enough times about being careful at this type of events etc. Annoying though.
My brother was at a festival two years ago where things got stolen. One of the thieves got caught by some festival visitors and put head first into one of the portable loos there. I cannot imagine a worse punishment
Oh God, I don't miss those festival days of hiding cards in wellies and sleeping with my bag underneath me, inside my sleeping back. I did once lose my phone though and someone handed it in at the bar.
I told mine to be careful, I said you wont feel anyone going in your bag when bodies are pressed together but when you are watching music thats when these thieves strike. I was pickpocketed when I was 15 and felt nothing