This happened some time ago... but I still think is worth telling.
Saturday 8:04 some years ago
I was going to attend to class, a guy I will call Mr random asked me for the hour, so I pulled up the cell phone and I showed. Right after that he asked if I was from a band of whatever. then he asked for some coins for a "bus ride home". So just the moment I took the wallet off my pocket, Mr Random snatches it from my hand, he tried to run away But I locked him down with my arms, I got him by the neck (he was much taller and agile than me) I pushed him against a steel door I yelled him "GIVE ME MY WALLET" about 3 times Mr random threw the wallet to the floor and said "there it is" so I picked it up all was there except for 213 uruguayan pesos so, me chubby, short-legged and with a backpack on I chased for around 3 blocks.... of course, I never catched him.
I had to report it to the local police station.. after geiving the description of Mr Random, the officer asked me: "Was he Homosexual?" I was dumbfounded, still I said no.
So I went where I was meant to go, my teacher asked me what happened to me, Why did I came one hour late, me, like not caring bout much I said I was mugged. the silence was so loud.
after asking the obviopus question I resumed class.
Now I'm more careful to stranger and to which I aim my generosity at.
I wonder what you would have done them moment the Mr random snatches your wallet.
Mr. Random would never had seen my phone or wallet. But if we fastforward to the wallet bit. I'd just give it to him. Maybe your story sounds heroic to others but I just think its stupid. What if he had a knife or friends? Is your life worth ten bucks?
Edit. Maybe not give seeing as he didn't mug you. But not sure if I'd bother to chase him
Is your psyche worth defending that which is rightfully yours?
My life's worth more than 10 bucks.
So, the answer is, "No".
I'm not sure the silence meant nobody cared. I wouldn't know what to say after hearing someone I knew was robbed! (In casual conversation, I'd express sympathy and ask details. But this was in class.)
Most of the guys that I knew who mugged a lot of people did it regularly enough to be very good at it. They cracked skulls like chefs crack eggs. They knew how to take people out quick and violently. Pick your fights with care.
Uh...I think we have different definitions of mugged. Mugged usually means having someone force you to give up your wallet, such as threatening you with a weapon, striking you etc.
Or maybe you meant "mugged," as you have acquired a new shiny tea-holder?
Look at you, even I want to rob you just for the Hell of it. Tell me the truth, you're really not talking to anyone in your avatar pic are you?