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  • We keep hearing doubts about the thieves in the documentary PICKPOCKET KING. No—they are not actors! We chose Naples for this project because of the high number of pickpockets in the city. Naples is a city of immense charm, beauty, and energy. Neapolitans have natural charisma—even the thieves! It's hard to dislike such charmers; yet they steal for a living. Our film makes you feel the contrast between the thieves' personalities and their vocation.

  • Rod-the-Hop, master card cheat, three-card monte expert, and a friend of ours, died recently. Read about him here:

    Rod-the-Hop throws Three-Card Monte with Bob Arno - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Rod The Hop, a master card cheat, shows how three-card-monte is played, how he ropes in his victims, and assures that you cannot win. "Just walk on down the road," he says. With Bob Arno, Pickpocke...
  • Read about the making of Pickpocket King. There's a lot. Dive into the middle here:

  • Masterknocker Door-knocker, Radisson Hotel USC - Duration: 8 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    USC's Radisson Hotel has these handsome door-knockers on each room door. Knock long... knock-off!
  • Pickpockets challenge Bob Arno to a test of skills...

    Pickpocket King Bob Arno - Duration: 49 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    In Naples, Italy, the world's best pickpockets challenge Bob Arno to a match of skills. In this National Geographic documentary, a gang of pickpockets demonstrate how they steal and reveals a human...
  • Bob Arno gets pickpocketed - Duration: 91 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Thiefhunter and Pickpocket-King Bob Arno gets pickpocketed! In Bali, Indonesia, of all places, where there's very little of the crime. But the thief throws the money on the ground—all he wants is.....
  • Mumbai Potraj beggars - Duration: 41 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Beggars from India's Potraj tribe in the western state of Maharashtra. The women, who carry a statue of their deity on their heads, make multiple percussion sounds on a drum, while the men beat the...
  • Mumbai train-boarding - Duration: 49 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    The awful scrum of getting-on-versus-getting-off the train in Mumbai, India; the pushing-fighting-desperate-madness to board; the hope and faith that the people clinging to the train when it pulls ...
  • Bob Arno films pickpockets in Russia - Duration: 61 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    A team of 6 Mongolian pickpockets at work in St. Petersburg, Russia. It's hard to spot them all. One wears a red hat, one a white hat, the others are pointed out with arrows. You'll see them start ...
  • Bob Arno pickpocket, keynote lecturer, official promo - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    Bob Arno, world's greatest pickpocket, lectures on street crime, identity theft, observation, distraction, and anti-theft safe travel practices. His keynotes incorporate risk-management, and securi...
  • Bob Arno pickpocket, global comedy, official promo - Duration: 62 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    Zero to hilarity in 60 seconds. Bob Arno shifts an audience through the full range of emotions: confusion, surprise, admiration, intrigue, and awe. From then on, he maintains a steady pace of hilar...
  • Beijing street food - scorpions! - Duration: 66 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    Popular Beijing street-snack: scorpions on a stick, anyone?
  • Bob Arno, interactive comedy pickpocket, official promo - Duration: 111 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    Bob Arno, world's greatest pickpocket, performs interactive comedy. His stage show blends hilarity and reality. High impact, audience participation for small to huge audiences. With smart, timely, ...
  • Nov09-Nassau-robbery - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    Sixteen tourists and two tour guides were robbed at gunpoint in Nassau, Bahamas on November 20, 2009. Bob Arno was in Nassau at the time and interviewed one victim.
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