Travelling around any big city's transport system often comes with the danger of being pickpocketed.
But one thief in Dublin got more than he bargained for when he tried to steal something out of a woman's back pocket on the Luas tram system in Dublin.
Lisa Coen shared the tale on Twitter, asking her followers to "send prayers" to the embarrassed pickpocket - after he accidentally stole a tampon from her.
Apparently he was so "mortified", he immediately tried to put it back.
Lisa said it was a new one "but the wrapping was falling off it because I am a shambles". We've all been there.
Send prayers & good wishes for the guy who tried to pick my pocket on the luas, took out a tampon, got mortified & tried to put it back.— Lisa Coen (@lbcoen) 6 August 2017
Her hilarious anecdote prompted others to start sharing stories of when thieves had targeted people and stolen embarrassing items.
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A stool sample
So my brother's friend was taking a stool sample to the lab & put it in a shopping bag. Guy snatched it feom her hand & escaped on a bike.— jackie (@colorlessblue) 6 August 2017
😂😂😂 it's like when my bag got pick pocketed on the London Underground, they got my condoms & lube 🙈— ⓂⒾⓃⒼ ⓈⓌⒾⒻⓉ (@MingSwift) 6 August 2017
My backpack was stolen while I was getting the baby out of the taxi. We were on our way home. Bag full of used cloth nappies. Very used.— Ailbhe Leamy (@artbyailbhe) 6 August 2017
A dead dog
Friend's old dog died while he was away. Kind neighbour put dog in bag to take corpse to vet, by bus.— CathalMacCoille (@CMacCoille) 7 August 2017
Dog owner's reaction:😂
One of my students tried to steal a "reward" sticker from my bag, but got the wrong container in my bag... My Diva cup container...— Kate 🇪🇺🍉🏄🃏✒️ (@RubyJubilee) 6 August 2017
A cheeky note
When I was in the Philippines, I started leaving notes in my bag, saying things like "congratulations, you've stolen this piece of paper".— Cantus (@_Cantus) 6 August 2017
Pickpocket in France stole my small zip bag from my handbag...holding tampons and paracetamol. 😀— May Raymond (@MayRaymond13) 6 August 2017
A sperm sample
Know a guy who had to give a sperm sample and had them in containers in his shirt pocket to keep warm...got knocked down going to clinic.— Art Vandelay (@artvandelay2015) 6 August 2017
Same thing happened to a friend on the metro in Paris. Took out a wedge of pads...thought it was a wodge of money 😂— Jo Stallan (@BookstartJo) 7 August 2017