Posted by Don | Posted in Everything Else, Summer Vacation, Vacation Adventures | Posted on 20-10-2014
“Help, I’ve been robbed!” There are some neighborhoods where this wouldn’t even turn heads. But, just as your faith in mankind takes a drastic plunge along comes a stranger and tackles the person who just stole your purse or wallet. Well, at least you might be able to put the thug away in his own private little jail cell, for a while. Right up until that is, he decides to sue the guy that tackled him for injuries received.
Is it your duty to try to help that kind stranger get the best legal defense available? Maybe not, but then you’ve got that faith in mankind thing to worry about again. At least you can be a witness for the defense, in the poor guy’s trial. Seriously though, what do you do, when you’ve been robbed (aside of course from stand there screaming)?
If Memory Serves Me…
And, you better hope it does, because the police are going to be asking you lots of questions about what just happened. The more helpful you can be, when it comes to describing your assailant, the better the chances are that the police can actually apprehend the culprit. You’ll want to remember every line in his face, every scar, tattoos, accent, hair color, facial hair, what was he wearing, how did he walk? All of these things are going to not only help police find the guy, but help you when asked to identify him up close and personal. You might get away with picking him out of a lineup, but then again you also may have to face him in court… you want to be sure. So, remembering as much possible is your Number 2 step, after getting robbed.
Gee, I’d Call The Police But…
The punk probably stole your cell phone, as well as your watch, ring, wallet etc., so calling the police is going to be a little bit difficult. If you can find the very nearly extinct corner payphone, you can dial 0 or 911, but you may end up either asking a stranger to use their phone or walking to the nearest police station – provided you know where one is. You’re going to have to report this to the police, if you expect any kind of compensation or at the very least, to convict the sleazebag of a crime. So, calling the police is Number 3.
I’ll bet you’re wondering ‘whatever happened to Number one?’. That was saved for last, because it’s the most important. Always remain calm, no matter how hard that might be, and don’t argue with this guy. Give him what he wants and pray he goes away, without hurting you. When you decide to install safety features, make sure you are using the best quality pop rivets.