Thief so embarrassed by what he stole he tried to return it

It clearly wasn't quite what he was expecting


Thief stealing the wallet from the bag of distracted woman

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.

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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.

Her hilarious anecdote prompted others to start sharing stories of when thieves had targeted people and stolen embarrassing items.

Have you ever been in a similar situation? We'd love to hear about it. E-mail or leave your comment below.

A stool sample


Used nappies

A dead dog

Menstrual cup

A cheeky note

More tampons

A sperm sample

Sanitary towels

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