At an public place with lots of ATM
s available; many
people around; seemed to be near Harvard Square
by the age and look of the crowd.
Three guys took my ATM card and my keys, although they
didn't seem interested in my keys... they wanted to
throw my keys underneath the ATM so it would take me
a couple of minutes to get them back... However, every
time they'd drop or throw them, someone would pick up
the keys and give them back to the thieves. Finally
the guy holding my card tossed the key to the third
thief, who slid them along the ground so they ended up
against the wall under an ATM. I went to pick up the
keys and saw the first guy looking at my balance. He
printed it out and handed it to the second thief, and
you could see how pleased and surprised they were at
how much was in there.
I was trying to think of what to do, trying to remember
what my withdrawal limit is, trying to remember whether
my cell phone was in my pocket...
I was not frightened, only inconvenienced.