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Someone tried to mug me last night

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This homeless dude, drunk off his ass, tried to rob me last night around 2am. I'm physically fit and got into a lot of fights as a younger person, but I'd never, ever fight someone that desperate. He was drunk though, so I pushed him pretty hard and he fell to the ground. It was icy so I had to be careful not falling on my ass when I tried to get away.

Should I have called the police? I really don't feel like filing some big fucking report. What would it have entailed?

I don't think this person posed a significant threat. I've been living in major cities my whole life and have felt far more in danger, and this was really the first time someone ever tried to attack me.
 

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How exactly did he try to mug you?
 

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Originally Posted by SField
This homeless dude, drunk off his ass, tried to rob me last night around 2am. I'm physically fit and got into a lot of fights as a younger person, but I'd never, ever fight someone that desperate. He was drunk though, so I pushed him pretty hard and he fell to the ground. It was icy so I had to be careful not falling on my ass when I tried to get away.

Should I have called the police? I really don't feel like filing some big fucking report. What would it have entailed?

I don't think this person posed a significant threat. I've been living in major cities my whole life and have felt far more in danger, and this was really the first time someone ever tried to attack me.



You know who said the same thing?? Peter Parker.
 

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Originally Posted by TyCooN
Why would you call the cops about this?

I would think to alert the police because the next person may not be Mike Haggar like SField.
 

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Maybe it was me in one of my fits of loser rage!

Oh, wait though, you said you didn't feel like you were really in any danger. Couldn't have been me.
 

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Originally Posted by spertia
How exactly did he try to mug you?
He followed me and kept grabbing my coat telling me to give him him my wallet. He was so drunk that it really didn't seem threatening. Then he pulled me hard enough so that I turned and faced him and grabbed the collar of my jacket at which point I just pushed him... not exactly Fedor shit. If he weren't such a mess I would have definitely just given him money and gone off, but I think a 10 year old could have taken care of him.
 

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attacked by a bum in san francisco? the odds of that happening are so low!


Originally Posted by SField
This homeless dude, drunk off his ass, tried to rob me last night around 2am. I'm physically fit and got into a lot of fights as a younger person, but I'd never, ever fight someone that desperate. He was drunk though, so I pushed him pretty hard and he fell to the ground. It was icy so I had to be careful not falling on my ass when I tried to get away.

Should I have called the police? I really don't feel like filing some big fucking report. What would it have entailed?

I don't think this person posed a significant threat. I've been living in major cities my whole life and have felt far more in danger, and this was really the first time someone ever tried to attack me.
 

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
attacked by a bum in san francisco? the odds of that happening are so low!


Chicago
 

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Originally Posted by SField
Chicago

my bad! was it a bad part of chi-town?
 

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Why wouldnt you report it?
 

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Originally Posted by SField
Chicago

Welcome to the club. I've been mugged in Chicago too. I only wish the 2 guys who got me were drunk homeless bums.

What part of town were you in?
 

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Originally Posted by ChicagoMediaMan
Welcome to the club. I've been mugged in Chicago too. I only wish the 2 guys who got me were drunk homeless bums.

What part of town were you in?


Right under the El bridge thing at Adams.
 

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glad you came out of it ok. honestly, you should have called the police - I hear that the people who really end up hurting their victims are the really stupid muggers like that. the next time he could kill somebody by mistake.
 

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Who gives a shit? It's not like he's going to remember.

You did the right thing. Usually when some drunk tries to start problems I walk away, but once they start grabbing me... it's on. It's lame to beat on a drunk, but some really go out of there way.
 

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