Mugged On Copacabana Beach
Just two weeks after writing an article on How To Avoid Being Mugged, my girlfriend and I were targeted by two young afro-brazilian muggers in Rio de Janeiro. It was 9pm and we were walking along the paved area next to Copacabana Beach when they approached us rapidly, one grasping my arm firmly and the other trying to get at my girlfriend's handbag.
When I started leading my girlfriend strongly out towards the busy road, the second guy made a panic grab at her handbag causing both her and I to fall on the bike path. Then the locals all realised what was going on and came in to help.Mugged On Copacabana Beach
The muggers didn't get anything but one lost his shoes trying to get away. We're a bit confused what their plan was because they were quite young and small (but spoke confidently). They may been trying to pull us to into a group of their friends where they could have tried to extort our valuables from us. It didn't seem like they were carrying any weapons.
On a positive note, the people who helped us were stars. Thanks guys!
I suppose I am a problem solver. Either that, or I am an organic carbon-based life form whose function is to convert oxygen into carbon dioxide. You could go either way on that. I'm into languages and stuff. I recently published my first book. It's okay, I guess. Lots of sex and drama--plus it's a true story. Let's see... What else? I like reading, swimming, playing music, and annoying Seda. KAPOW!
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