Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thief Hypnotizes Shopkeeper, Then Robs Him

Friends of Haider said he had been “stunned” and was unable to grasp why he didn’t respond to the brazen theft. As soon as the criminal left the shop, the victim snapped back into consciousness and tried to chase after him.
A magician with a show on the BBC said the thief must have come into the shop and hypnotized the man in advance, implanting a “trigger” in his subconscious that could be quickly activated on a return visit. “You can never hypnotize someone on the first go, you warm them up. I would have thought he has already gone in there before and done some pre-suggestive stuff,” Damien O’Brien told the London Evening Standard.

Sort of reminds me of the way libertarian Rand Paul supporters seem to be hypnotized by Rand Paul's political talk.


1 comment:

  1. Reference "Miasma" from the flick "The Hot Rock" which is by the way, an hysterical caper film from the 70's.