My daughter (16) was standing outside a small local market waiting for a friend when two guys approached her. One stood behind her while the other one asked her questions about the bus. It was awkward and she thought it was strange the way the one guy stayed behind her.

The guy who was asking all the question then said “Well, it was nice to meet you.” and held out his hand for a shake. She didn’t respond. And then the guy behind her grabbed her Sidekick cell phone out of her hand. The two of them ran down the street.

These guys didn’t know who they were messing with! She whipped her other cell phone out of her pocket and called 911. While explaining where she was and which direction the guys were running...she chased after them and yelled and screamed. She said, among other things, “I know what you look like, I know what you’re wearing!”

As fate would have it they turned and ran up a driveway...the drive way of my daughter’s boyfriend. So she’s yelling “Chris, Chris, Help, Help, these guys stole my Sidekick” and Chris comes barreling out of the house and joins the chase. The guys jumped a fence.

The police department sent 6 cars out to the neighborhood and rounded up several guys who matched the descriptions. A police car picked up my daughter and her boyfriend and drove them slowly by a group of guys. “That’s the one that was distracting me,” she said. But she told them the other guy wasn’t there. He said, “We’ve got a few more on the next street over.” And there was the guy who took the phone from her.

She told the police that she’s pressing charges for sure. She’s had 2 other phones stolen (out of her purse at school sort of thing) and “no one has been punished for it, so these guys are paying.”

Yep, I bet they wish they hadn’t pinched that phone from the skinny girl.

Views: 16

Comment

You need to be a member of Art of Manliness to add comments!

Join Art of Manliness

Comment by Brett McKay on June 6, 2009 at 2:08pm
2 cell phones, huh? You've got one cool (and apparently quite social) daughter!
Comment by thehuhman on June 5, 2009 at 10:02am
James, she's got spunk. An admirable trait. You done good. (and what a stroke of luck that the guys would run right to her boyfriend's door... DUMB CROOKS for sure!)
Comment by James! on June 5, 2009 at 9:52am
Get her enrolled into some Commando Krav Maga courses.
Comment by James! on June 5, 2009 at 9:52am
Ha! Awesome! Kudos to her and kudos to her boyfriend for taking up the chase with her.
Comment by John Clanton on June 5, 2009 at 9:49am
This is an awesome story! Thanks for sharing!

Latest Activity

Josh Allen commented on Josh Allen's photo
18 minutes ago
Pale Horse commented on Josh Allen's photo
Thumbnail

Josh100LuBu - Youthful Father Of A New Age

"Joplin? Josh may be high, but he's not a dirty hippy."
25 minutes ago
Benjamin Richards joined Bruce Allan West's group
Thumbnail

Manly Missouri Men

A group for men from MO to e-gather and discuss manly activities, outings, and entertainment - as well as any various thing - offered in the great, centrally-located state of MO.
33 minutes ago
Profile IconTim and Aus Man joined Stephen Larsen's group
Thumbnail

Banya Men!

Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out.  This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.See More
1 hour ago
Tony Wolf replied to Joshua Wolf's discussion Fraternal orders for young men?
"True, though the original "Bohemians" (circa 1900) were counter-culture types - actors, musicians, artists etc. who liked camping holidays in the woods.  In the case of the Bohemian Grove, the wealthy establishment guys had the…"
1 hour ago
Josh Allen commented on Josh Allen's photo
1 hour ago
Elon Erani commented on thehuhman's group Men Over 50
"David. What is a TRX class?"
1 hour ago
Leto Atreides II commented on Josh Allen's photo
2 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service