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.