The following method is used to place something into the target's pockets, rather than removing things. You also can be caught doing this, which still results in Karma loss, but it does have some interesting uses. Any mine or grenade placed in someone's pocket will explode after a few seconds, which is why there is a Pants Exploded statistic in your Pip-Boy records. Also, all NPC AIs, not only those of your companions, will cause them to wear any armor with a higher DR than their own. If you put, for example, a Power Helmet in Three Dog's inventory, he will be wearing it on the next load and you will be able to pickpocket his unique head wrap (Charisma +1. Luck +1). Many items are obtained through reverse pick pocketing that cannot be obtained otherwise without needless death. This works with weapons as well, but the AI instructions for weapon use are much more complicated, involving range, damage per round, and damage per second as well as the usual DMG rating. Note: using this trick to obtain weapons may not always work.