Yesterday my daughter and I were having coffee at Les Deux Magots on Saint-Germain des Pres. A little old lady, with a cane and a shopping bag walks by. My daughter points out that it seemed strange for such an old person to be walking in heels. Within seconds my daughter gasps because the lady had just tumbled to the ground. I would have gone to assist, but quickly two women were helping her up followed by a small crowd of onlookers.
This evening my daughter returns from the Latin Quarter where she saw the same old fall TWICE. Small groups quickly gathered to assist. I can't prove it, but this must be a pickpocketing scam.