pp. Putting an object into a person's pocket without that person knowing it.
London police warned Friday that an advertising campaign for a mobile phone operator involving former pickpockets actually slipping money into people's pockets could cause trouble. In the "put-pocketing" stunt for TalkTalk, a total of 100,000 pounds will be 'given back' to recession-hit Brits by a 20-strong team of former pickpockets.
Mark Schmid, communications director of TalkTalk, said: "With so many scams out there, Britons have become very sceptical of companies giving money away — so we have turned to Put-Pocketing to give something back. "While unconventional, we don't think anyone is going to mind finding a crisp £20 in their pocket courtesy of the activity."
The one I'm doing there I've done for a number of years. It's a silent show reminiscent of Red Skelton. The only thing that's different is I bring magic, pick-pocketing, and put-pocketing (putting things into spectators' pockets) into it.
But thieves and crabbiness would seem to be anomalies in this village of 5,000, some 60 miles due north of Detroit, where shops overflow with Christmas cute, and history and antiques and spicy candles flourish. The only sticky fingers working these "Holly-days" belong to the "put-pockets" — little street urchins straight out of Oliver! who gad about the streets of downtown Holly, singing and dancing for your quarter or two.