I got mugged yesterday! →
[More:]It was awesome!
I was just sittin' there on the (Group W) bench at the Jackson Blue Line stop when this dude sidled up to me, snatched my PSP, and took off running.
I yelled STOP THIEF and, surprisingly, kinda-ran after him! (for those who don't know me, I walk with a cane, have a leg brace, and take a bunch of pills to control arthritis and nerve pain)
It's amazing what adrenaline can make the body do, and I knew I would have to pay for it later. But anyway.
Dude starts running up the escalator and gets tripped up by the fact that it's not running. Seeing that I'm gaining on him, he drops the PSP, which splits into its component parts (cringe). I gather the pieces and keep going up, even as I hear him burst through the turnstile.
I tell the rent-a-cops upstairs what happened, and they called the cops and went to check the other entrance to the Jackson stop, which was a good thing...
...because dude tried to get back into the station. He was ID'd, handcuffed, and brought before me and the security people; another girl who'd been down there said that he'd tried to snatch something from her before he gave me a try.
I elected to not press charges because it would have involved a trip down to the station, it's late, I had to be at work early today, and I'd had a SCREAMING headache all night. Besides, as I told the officers, no harm was done, and the dude got chumped by a cripple.