was held-up!

Philippines
April 5, 2008 11:02pm CST
My friend gave me a call last night, really shaken. She was just held-up by a guy near where she lives. The guy didn't allow her to look at his face and took her bag. My friend said that when the guy came out of nowhere and asked for her bag, she gave it right away. She didn't want to be stupid and not give the bag. It's a great thing that that moron didn't hurt her. She's pretty traumatized and doesn't want to go out of the house anymore. This happened at 7pm. Has anyone had a similar experience?
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Oh my gosh. I do not know what the world is coming to anymore. We had tow prisoners escape here last night from a prison right up the road and the police still have not caught them. One was a white man and the other one was African American. I am glad that your friend is okay. I would have been traumatized too. I hate to leave the house because of the waay the world is these days.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 08
That is quite scary, having to think about some prisoners who got out of prison. I don't think I can leave the house thinking someone is out there who can do something bad to me.
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• United States
6 Apr 08
I have been robbed, but my experience was more funny than anything. It was just after dark in Over-The-Rhine, one of the not-so-good neighborhoods in Cincinnati. I had just cashed my check at one of the local stores, and was walking home. I did have a purse, but my habit was to carry my money in my pocket. So I'm walking down the street, and all of a sudden a guy rushes up from behind me, snatches my purse, and keeps running. I guess he was expecting me to chase him, because after he got a little distance from me, he looked back. I was still standing in the spot where he grabbed my purse. Yes the purse had my ID and social in there, but my credit is so bad, that if someone tried to steal my identity, they'd give it back!!! He slowed down, then actually stopped and looked in my purse. No money. He actually walked back to me, handed me my purse, and apologized. I hollered!!! It would have been a scary experience, had my money been in the purse, but my habits and his actions made it hilarious instead.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 08
Wow that truly was a funny experience. Imagine the robber walking back to you and giving back your purse? Haha! Anyway, that's a good habit. I may just do it, keep my money on my pocket :)
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• United States
6 Apr 08
I got that habit because I am just way too forgetful. Even though its important, I will leave my purse somewhere and be without everything. At least if I put my money in my pocket, I will have the money to replace the rest of my things
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• Philippines
7 Apr 08
I seldom leave anything behind, it's a good thing that you developed that habit. At least, your money is always safe.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
7 Apr 08
Hello dear ows. It is really so scary of the moron to rob your friend's bag from nowhere. I am so sorry that she got such an unhappy experience. Well, my sister-in-law had a similar robbery by a fast-riding motor guy, who snatched her shoulder bag while she was walking on the street during the day in a quiet lane. So it is always better to walk somewhere it is busy instead for safety. Thank you for your discussion.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 08
There had been instances here of that kind of robbery, too. That is more scary because you can get dragged on the road while the robber snatches your bag. My boyfriend always tells me to "Walk with a purpose, walk tall, and look like you know the place and where you're going."
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
7 Apr 08
no thank god it has never happened to me, I don't know what I would do if it ever did.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 08
It hasn't happened to me, too.