Pickpocket to the Stars

Just came across an article in the New Yorker about Apollo Robbins, a entertainer with preternatural pickpocketing skills. (His getting the better of Penn Jillette is recounted.)

One of my characters, Michael, is a grifter, who is especially good with his hands. Alas, I am not, therefore, stories like those of Apollo Robbins’ are ever helpful in making my writing all the more compelling.