Tuesday, February 19, 2008

robbed



Omar's Birthday. Since we wasn't going to "ihop," I planned on picking up some Pizza Hut so that we could watch American Idol together. There I was standing on the bus stop with a blizzard coming down. I waited in the snow for 45 minutes. 

The bus arrived and I was relieved to put the pizza boxes and the rest of my packages down on the chair next to me. I called Omar to tell him I was on my way. He was doing a video blog while I was on the phone. Once I got off the phone with him, I went to reply to a text message.

The bus stops and a guy tells me to give him MY phone. NO! He then grabs for it. We tusseled back and forth, in the chair and in the aisle. There had to be about 20 people on the bus. I called for help. Nobody did anything. People were running off the bus as he almost pulled me off the bus with him. I had my sidekick in my hand, I slipped down the snowy steps and he ran across the street with my phone.

My sidekick is gone. Yet my life was still here.
Mom always told me not to have confrontations with thieves, but it was mine! He could have had a knife, or worse a gun.

I will spare you the details of the police reports, insurance company, and bus reports, for they are dramatic in itself. All I know is that I am sad to see my phone go, yet happy I am still here, and I had a new phone in the next two days.

I guess he really needed a sidekick that badly.
 
He was wrong, and he will have to answer to GOD, The Law and himself for what he has done. Yet still, when will WE be able to create a world that does not allow people to steal from us? If you and I was to see someone on the bus about to get robbed, would you help? When will we stop being victims and start living in our own victories?

13 comments:

Jay said...

Nope, sorry like you said, you never know what that robber has. And for a phone? Yea man I would have been yelling for you to drop the phone so I could get home. The real question that should be asked is when will we respect each other enough where we are not stealing?

ponoono said...

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The Captain said...

Very unfortunate incident.

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - that kinda stuff really happens. I can't really imagine that happening here in Chicago - but I guess that's naive because it can happen anywhere. I'm so sorry to hear that. I would have just given it to him - called my cell company when I got home to cancel and get a new phone w/the insurance. But dayum, sorry to hear that. I hope you're okay.

Humility731 said...

Sorry you had to experience that and I am glad you got a new phone. That really sucks that no one helped you. He must needed that sidekick really bad...geesh.

Promiscuous X said...

Captain...I have been trying to check your blog lately...did you change your page name cuz i had you on my blog lines on my cell phone and it keep coming up with and error hit me up with the new URL..

Shawn im still mad at this. the look on your face when i walked in the house told a story and I was saddened wen i found out what happen. Your still living and thats alll that matter.. much luv from X. That replacement has got to go lol

fuzzy said...

Soon you will have better that the siddekick 3 and the one who robbed you of your property will answer to someone. Karma can either help you or burn you! he will find out...

Kensilo said...

Fuz, I am soo sorry to hear that you job robbed. I am glad to hear that you are safe and not hurt. Material things come and go but you as an person is priceless. Take Care

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

WOW! Damn we haven't spoken in a grip. I didn't even know about this. Ummmmm, yea I would've just given him the damn phone but I agree that my pride would have caused me to react in the same fashion. Interestingly, thieves are not as dumb as we think. They case out thier victims carefully in order to sniff out their weaknesses. Take care when you're out in public not to show all that you have. Not saying that you were, but be mindful of the attention you attract or people who are paying attention to you. I'm sorry that happened to you tho baby boy. *Tear*

Having said that, that's why I don't live in the hood and I have a whip!

~Damnit!

Jersey Brotha said...

I know how you feel man. I was robbed almost 3 years ago. It sucks, and you feel violated. I agree with the others, do not fight over material items, cause they can be replaced. Your life is worth more than that. And I hate to say this, but you yelling for help was a waste of time. People these days can see a crime happening right in front of them and won't say or do a damn thing, especially in urban communities. Blame that dumb-ass "no snitching" rule.

ShawnQt said...

Thanks everybody for your concern, I have to look at my blessings, and while I can't stop robbery, I will take my part in trying to prevent it to the best of my ability.

Thaddeus Lonzie Works said...

I work in Law Enforcement in Atlanta and from what I have scene in cases like these...Give them whatever they want so that you are out of danger quickly...Things can be replaced, You can not. We are living in a mean world. Don't become a case number. Don't do that again...I mean this.

Ty said...

I would have just let him have the phone. We already know that some unstable people will stab/kill you for a phone.

As far as the people on the bus, I probably would have been one of the ones looking. I say that only because I wouldn't have known the whole situation. As far as I could have known, you could have been the thief and he really was trying to get his phone back.