UPDATE: Call off the angry mob! Shakira's rep assures us that despite how it looks, the ring was not stolen.
"There is no truth to this report. A fan grabbed her hand and she looked down. Her ring is still visible on her hand as she continued to walk through the crowd."
Normally, it's the singer who wants her fans to give her a hand. During Shakira's concert in Monterrey, Mexico, last week, it was quite the opposite.
While performing during the April 7 event—video of which has only just been released—one particularly sticky-fingered "fan" made off with more than just a handshake, and was caught on camera removing one of the pop superstar's rings as she walked by.
Shakira quickly noticed that her bauble had been deftly and dastardly removed, but as the perp had already disappeared into the crowd—and she was already midsong—after glancing first at her suddenly ringless hand and then back at her fans, she took the thieving quite literally in stride and didn't miss a beat, continuing her walk back to the stage.
There's no word on whether the thief was caught or whether the lifted ring was of particular value, but still. It may be the ultimate concert souvenir, but that's pretty low.