Pickpocket Turns Hero After Saving Victim From Paris Metro Tracks

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A drunken man was robbed on the Paris metro while taking a nap.

An alleged pickpocket returns to save his drunken victim after seeing him stumble onto the Paris metro tracks.

Passersby stand and watch as a subway train approaches and the robber runs back to pull his victim from the tracks.

RT reports:

The footage aired by France 5 on December 8 shows the change in character of a pickpocket, who after robbing a sleeping man returns a short while later to rescue him after he sleepwalks on to the metro tracks.

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Daily News YouTube video:

After spotting a man asleep while waiting for a train, an opportunistic pickpocket approaches his victim and then pilfers a number of items from the man’s pockets, before fleeing the scene.

Shortly after, the unaware victim rises to his feet, still asleep, and starts to stumble towards the platform’s edge.Paris Metro

Another bystander watches but does nothing to stop the sleepwalker from falling on to the tracks. The bystander simply turns his back and walks away.

A train then pulls into the station, narrowly missing the man on the tracks.

In an unlikely turn of events, it is the pickpocket who rushes back to the scene to help the man off the tracks.Paris Metro