While in Venice in the SCORPIA novel, Alex and Tom Harris encountered Scippatori, or professional bag thieves. Two men on a motorbike stole a purse. Alex defeated these men by hurling a bucket of birdseed on them. Pigeons attacked the men and destroyed the bike. The two scippatori were tossed into the fountain. Alex returned the purse to the victim.

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