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Guy Gets His Beats Stolen On The Subway (VIDEO)

05/07/2013 01:28 pm ET | Updated May 07, 2013

Poor guy was just riding the subway, loudly enjoying the music in his headphones, when... wait for it... a talented thief turns his commute upside down.

"My Beats! My Beats!" the victim screams as the subway doors close. According to a user who uploaded the video to Youtube, the "Beats" in question are red Beats by Dr. Dre headphones-- which aren't cheap.

Some commenters on the video, which was posted at the end of last year, doubt its authenticity, suggesting it was somehow staged. Real or fake, however, it's a helpful reminder that subway theft in New York City is no joke.

As The New York Post reported last year, cops say the Beats headphones are popular prey for subway bandits, because they're seen as a "status symbol."

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