Friday, March 28, 2008

Hypnotized Man Swindled, Vladivostok

Vladivostok News [Russia]
27 March 2008

Hypnotized man swindled

A Vladivostok resident, who was robbed of 4,500 rubles ($188) in the street by two Gypsies in what he claims to be a result of hypnosis, later came across them and reported them to the local police.

The man, whose name is not disclosed, turned to the police on Tuesday saying he had recently been stopped by two Gypsy women on Khabarovskaya Street in the residential district of Pervaya Rechka. According to the man, the two offered to tell him fortunes. He refused, but while talking to them was sent into a trance and after coming to his senses discovered that the two had taken money and documents from his pocket. [...]