Some street thugs tried to rob a few citizens in West Palm Beach on Sunday, but made a bit of a mistake in selecting their target.
According to the police report...two of the four young men in the car came out holding handguns. One ordered Daly to "give me what you have." Daly handed over $400 from her pockets. Riley, meanwhile, allegedly stuck a gun in Volmut's face and asked for her purse, and she, too, gave it up. In it were 200 euros, $100, her passport, plane tickets and a Razr cellphone.
The men then chose to demand cash from the last member in the group. Unbeknownst to them, they were trying to rob David Copperfield (the illusionist, not the Dickens character). Oops.
Copperfield...pulled out all of his pockets for Riley to see he had nothing, even though he had a cellphone, passport and wallet stuffed in them.
"Call it reverse pickpocketing," Copperfield said.
Copperfield then memorized the license plate of the car for the subsequent 911 call, and the suspects (with the loot) were apprehended within 10 minutes.