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Jul 22nd 2009 6:43PM I was student studying abroad in Italy when I took a trip to Rome for the weekend. I knew the warnings of pick pocketers, and so I always held onto my purse in front of me wherever I went. My boyfriend (now husband) who was visiting me, and I had spent like an hour trying to find the Colluseum and after walking so much and not finding it somehow we were tired and mad and on a train back to our hostil. I wasn't holding on to my purse but I felt something next to me and the guy next to me was trying to reach into my purse. He was dressed like he was a tourist even though he looked Italian, complete with a "Rome" baseball cap. I just looked at him and said "what the hell?" and then he just started saying "crazy". I hadn't accused him of anything so he obviously had attempted to rob me by his reaction. I was lucky that time. My roommate's father who decided to wear a belly bag on the a train in Rome was not.