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Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:55 pm

Crime rates are going up, who here has been mugged or robbed? Did you manage to find the thief again?

Has anyone ever broken into your house and if yes were you there to protect your turf?
 
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:57 pm

I know of one incidence in which a pal of mine was really robbed, he bought a 300D at the price of a 10D (20D now.)

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:00 pm

Someone stole my inflatable sheep... I mean Shemale... I mean... aw shait!

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:02 pm

A shemale inflatable sheep...

I wonder if I want to see a picture of that...  Insane

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:03 pm

George Michael robbed me of my innocence in an LA toilet.
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Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:26 pm

 Wow! Oh the humanity.  Wow!

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:48 pm

I came close to having my cellphone stolen in Auckland last year, but a passing Ambulance saw what was happening and blasted its siren and the thug ran off, one of the paremedics gave chase while telling Ambulance communications.
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:25 pm

My roomate in college was shot and killed when burglars broke into my apartment. Luckily I was at the library studying for a Spanish test but even so I would'nt mess with a burglar with a gun (or group of burglars), just let them take what they want and go!

http://www.nu-news.com/news/2003/05/14/News/Homicide.On.Hemenway-435003.shtml

Of course this incident is a big part of why I'm so anti-gun on some of the other forums...
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:07 pm

A stupid mugger attempted to mug me almost 20 years ago while existing the the subway one afternoon. His mistake was that he stood 2 steps above me and reached for my wallet when I "tried" to hand it to him. He wnt down about 30 steps and I went home.

NUAir, not to diminish what happened (my condolences) but you said burglars, the police, and witnesses, imply a "hit" of some sort. Two shots to the legs implies they were trying to teach him a lesson.

 
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Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:14 pm

George Michael robbed me of my innocence in an LA toilet.
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Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:25 pm

George Michael robbed me of my innocence in an LA toilet.
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Well at least I didn't spend my summer vacations at Neverland Valley Ranch like a certain scot did a few years back GKirk... Ahem.

Truth be told, if I ever did meet George Michael, I'd give him a couple of them Sugar Ray punches myself... *punch* "That's for inflicting WHAM on the world, and this is for starting a musical career in the first place!" *punch*

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Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:27 pm

Sugar Ray? They were a lame band from the nineties weren't they? Obviously your favourite band, Thom@s
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:35 pm

oh sure.

i was burglarized christmas even 2003. i had to run to the office for two hours or so and when i came back my apartment had been broken into and my two laptops (one old and one powerbook i bought the week before) two digital cameras, memory cards, three watches, and my ipod CHARGER.

i had my ipod with me, but the charger pissed me off the most as at the time apple had the charger available only in a kit that was $80 which is absurd.

it did make me angry, but at least no one else was home, and only my stuff was stolen...but hey it was all replaceable, so no big deal.

what concerned me most was the fact that someone was in my apartment when i wasnt there, and that this person would have had to have known where certain things were as my digital camera equipment was sort of hidden away, and nothing in my place had been disturbed.

they never found anyone obviously, but i think it was a guest of my roomates that had passed through days earlier.
 
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Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:35 pm



Fella on the right ain't it?

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:49 pm

When we were in high school, my brother and I worked at a fast food joint. One night a guy comes up and asked for change for a twenty, and like a dummy, my brother opens the register to check. No sooner than the register opened, he pointed a gun at my brother and demanded all the money. I saw all this happening through the corner of my eye, but pretended not to notice. I didn't want to create any more of a disturbance and have this asshole put a bullet into my brother. He took the cash and ran, I called the cops, but the guy got away.

Thank God no one was hurt.

 
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:53 pm

Air2gxs,

After the investigation it turned out that they were just robbing our place for the money. My roomate was shot twice for going at them with a knife and trying to be a hero.. (they had already tied up his girlfriend in the living room)

Anyway I just think its a good idea to play it safe. Money and "stuff" can always be replaced but you only live once. That's not to say let people take whatever they want but just be smart and if something happens let the police deal with it.

If its some moron on the subway who is trying to pick pocket you, like in your case, I would probably try to do the same thing you did (of course I say that now).


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Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:12 am

Mugged in Trenton, New Jersey, in 2003...Trenton is the worst city in the world, avoid at all costs...

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:43 am

None of you gents must have lived in the hood before. It's a recreational activity there.
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:54 am

My friend and her boyfriend were mugged on New Years morning this year as they walked home from a night out. A gang set upon them, punching them ans kicked them to the ground and stealing their mobile phones and around £60. They got away and later the gang came back and started to pick on them again, but they managed to get away. They are ok now, just lots of bruises and sitting in a&e for hours on New Years Day.
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Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:34 am


I worked at a cigarette store once and in the very early morning when I wanted to go into the store from the backside I heard noises..I stopped in the room before the store and turned on all LIGHTS (I never thought about burglars) when I heard voices and the door..

I waited and then I saw that cigarettes and other stuff worth about 35k €uros had been stolen..

Since then they tried 3!!! more times however all doors have been reinforced, an alarm and movement activated lighting have been installed..they never managed to get in..

Still, it is very SCARY to know that someone was IN while the shop was closed..it scared me!

Austria is a very safe nation, but recently crime rates have been going up it really SUCKS...


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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:18 am

Visited Nice in France in the winter quite a few years ago with my wife. We were walking through a park and this young Italian woman holding a baby came up to us and started shouting and hassling me, trying to hand the baby to me. I put my hands up to push her away and my wife and I left as fast as I could. Only when we went into a shop later I realised she had pick-pocketed me! Luckily I was carry very little change so she only got one 20 Franc note. I didn't tell my wife until many years later, I was so ashamed at having been caught out like that.

Also used to work at railway ticket offices in the London area in the late 80's. Was working evening overtime at Clapham Junction every other day for a while, I shared the overtime with the resident guy. Turned up for work one day to find that he had been held up by a shotgun toting robber the previous evening, quite incredibly he had put up a fight and he got on TV and they even staged a re-enactment using actors for the 'Crimewatch' programme. That could have been me!!  Sad
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:32 am

My mom was caught in the middle of an armed robbery at a dry-cleaners in NYC. My God, I don't know what I would have done if she was harmed or killed. Luckliy the bastards involved are rotting in prison as we speak.
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:18 am

A street urchin in Hong Kong tried to get my wallet once. I picked him up and hurled him into the street in front of a passing Army truck. It screeched to a halt in good time. He stared at me with his mouth hanging open for thirty seconds before running away.

Guy wrote me a bad check for stereo equipment once. Professional paper hanger! He plead guilty to mine as I was the only non-business he'd stung. They dropped about fifty other charges and he went away for two years of grad school courtesy of the CDC. He paid about five dollars worth of the court-ordered restitution of $900 or so.

Dealt with a stalker who more than once cut our phone line before invading our home. Just a complete fluke that we never killed him. He has no idea how lucky he is. I'm glad I did not have to kill him but it was not multiple choice, if I caught him in our house he was a dead man and forget all that fairplay stuff.

Most recently some loser smashed my car window to steal $2.17 plus or minus a half-eaten sandwich worth of junk to support his drug habit, I suppose, while I slept peacefully. I'd have paid him a hundred bucks not to break my window. The replacement was the only one in the US on that day.


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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:36 am

I once robbed Jurgen Schrempp's (DaimlerChrysler's CEO) Armored S600. Heck we can rob a $800,000 S600 in broad dailight in 20 minutes disabled every security feature and sell it to the Russian mafia.

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:40 am

One time during lunch, I went to the bank, and the guy in front of me robbed it.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:37 pm

No but I helped in preventing my Friend getting Mugged.  Smile
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:27 pm

I've come close to getting mugged/robbed a couple of times but was able to get out of the situation. Working for the railroad, I often had to go to areas along the railway that were certainly in dangerous areas of town. Most of the time, I was by myself with only a railroad radio at most for protection. Since we ran some trains on the Norfolk Southern, I could have used the radio to contact the DeButts Yard tower to send either the railroad police or the local police but never had that situation arise, except for the one grade crossing incident my train got into.
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:33 pm

Someone stole my inflatable sheep... I mean Shemale... I mean... aw shait!
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:41 am

I was mugged on the beach in Rio several years ago. Fortunately, I had heeded the warnings, and had only about ten dollars and nothing else of value with me. My friend and I were tackled by a group of teenagers. No injuries, but scary nevertheless.
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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:06 am

Had my bike stolen right out from under me as I was riding it. I was on my way to baseball practice (I was like 10 years old) when a guy [like 25 yrs old] ran up behind me and yanked me off it. I ran home and my mother called the police. They caught the guy like 5 minutes later and brought my bike back. They also had me ID the guy as he was sitting in the back of the police car..

IDing the guy was great. I told the officers "yeah, that's him." then I pointed, laughed and said" ha ha, they caught you!" The perp wasn't too happy about that.

Sweet revenge..  Big grin

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:08 pm

Once, in Paris. I was walking late one night towards the Orsay RER when I was shown a shiny knife and was politely asked to hand over my wallet, which I happily did. He took all the cash, returned the wallet, said merci and took off.
 
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Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:36 am

I had the pleasant honor to have a burglar in the house, while my girlfriend and I were on a city-trip...

Coming home from this trip, we found our house completely trashed... Everything was out of the closets. Plates, glasses, cups etc were all broken and on the ground, there were muddy footsteps on the carpet, on the couch and in bed...
Also nice was the crap in the toilet, which wasn't flushed.

Of course things were missing; money, LCD-monitor, computer, digital camera, SLR camera, DVD-player, video recorder, clothes, jewelry, 2 bags of potato chips, a can of orange juice and a can of milk...

They also took a bag to carry all the stuff.

The police did a very extensive search in the house for DNA and fingerprints, but the investigation brought up nothing.

Luckily we are insured, but the main thing is: SOMEONE WAS IN MY HOUSE!!!

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:24 am

Never myself but I knew a fellow whom was killed in NYC after being mugged for $5. His name was Burke O'Brien and was a leader at a Canoeing camp that I used to attend every summer for 7 weeks. He was a nice guy whom always took the group of Harlem kids out for 4 weeks to "find themselves". Having met him a number of times and spending a week with him, he was a great impact on me through his crazy stories and great character. He set this example for other kids/adults and was a very successful guy for a man of his age. At 25 he had traveled the world, taught English to frown children, and had attended/led at the camp for close to 15 years.

He was in NYC for a job interview at a rather large company and would have most likely gotten the job. Him and a friend had gone out on Jan. 12, 2003 and had plans to return to his sister's apartment where they were they would meet up with her. Prior to arriving at her apartment they stopped at a bank to pick up $20 for the cab ride which came out to something like $14-$15. With $5 left they exited the cab and headed up the stairs to his sister's apartment. On the upper step of the doorway they were approached by 2 men who demanded what money they had. His friend had only $5 which he gave up without a fight.

If you had met Burke you would have been intimidated b/c he was a tall burley guy who didn't take crap from people and stood up for others. He contested to giving up the money at which time a gun was drawn. He stepped forward to move the gun at which time the gunman took a single step forward and at a vertical angle shot Burke in the heart, a shot that would take this 25 year-old's life.

Those he had impacted and those who looked upon this man were impacted greatly. Even those who hadn't met him were touched by him. He will be strongly missed forever and his memories will always be with me.

**Teeth To The Wind** was his motto.

You will be strongly missed but even more, you will always be remembered.

Thanks again,

UA777222

On an even sadder note, his father whom was extremely close with his son had a VERY hard time dealing with this death. Needing to have some type of closure, he headed up to the camp for the summer in July of 04'. Having finally let go of this saddddddddd death he headed back home for a drive that was to take 9hours. For some unknown reason he skidded off of the road and was ejected from his car. It was said that he survived the ejection but was killed when another driver, who didn't see him, struck Mr. O'Brien, fatally killing him. Another blow to a great family after only having to let go of a great son, friend, and brother.

Sorry to all for dragging on, this death always gets to me.

A site in memory of this great man can be seen here;
http://www.burkeobrien.org/

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RE: Have You Ever Been Mugged/Robbed?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:08 am

I have a friend who was mugged in downtown Detroit 3 times in 2 days. He cut his trip short just becuause he was afraid of being robbed again.

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