Can you imagine harm coming from an action as simple as throwing down a set of keys on a table at a sidewalk cafe?
This report comes from About.com's Guide to United Kingdom travel, who was in Barcelona at the time of this incident. But she points out that this could -- and will -- happen anywhere people enjoy sidewalk cafe dining. A well-dressed man or woman tosses a batch of keys on their table hard enough that they slide off the table but in your direction. The key tosser then pretends to look for where they landed, counting on you to reach down and retrieve them. In the same instant, an accomplice is ready to prey on this distraction by scooping up your purse or camera bag. Read how Ferne Arfin avoided becoming a victim of the key toss.