I was at Cafe Presse tonite with a friend, it was busy as usual on a monday nite. As we were talking over the live music, I was somewhat surprised to notice the man at the next table, very slowly easing his hand into my friends purse (which lay between them on the seat). I called out to him and he seemed startled and started profusely apologizing that he was just moving his hand along to the music and didn’t do it intentionally. I thought to myself, maybe I did imagine that it looked deliberate? Besides, I just caught it with my peripheral vision. Anyway, we just let it go and he continued to sit there for a bit, then moved to the bar for a while then quickly left without ordering. Two of the Cafe Presse staff followed him out because they said that he was acting weird earlier when he’d arrived and one of them had seen me talking to him and could tell that there had been some incident. They said he was quickly joined by some other man and they ran off around the corner of Madison.
Anyway, just be warned to watch out for your belongings in a crowded place.