On being mugged.
by, 03-10-2009 at 06:27 PM (1701 Views)
I find it somewhat amusing now that one of the big stories coming out of ESL in Germany is hostile getting beaten and mugged, as I have my own mugging story to tell.
Last night I was doing laundry, and I was on my way, as I often do (It's a 24-hour laundromat about a block or two from my house). As I'm walking down the street, I hear someone coming up very quickly behind me. I turned around, and some random guy throws his arm around me, in a buddy-buddy sort of fashion. All of a sudden, he starts going for my wallet, and as I'm resisting and trying to get him away, he intimates he has a gun. I, desiring very much to NOT be shot, relinquish him the wallet, and he walks off with it. I was in shock when I got home, but as I walked up the stairs, very large amounts of highly unmanly tears soon followed.
I'm paranoid now. I look at everyone, thinking, "Maybe that's the guy. Or that one." I'm afraid to go outside at night now. Everyone in my family, and lots of my friends have been really reassuring, asking if I'm ok, and basically saying, "We're very happy you're alive and safe. It must have been the scariest thing ever." ProTip: It was. The NYPD detectives on the case have been good to me, though we all just want to see the guy pinched for what he did to me.
But basically, I'm more off-kilter than normal, and here's the story why.