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Monday, June 4, 2012

Badass Woman Wears Down Robber in Footchase, Pays to Get Her Phone Back

Posted By on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 7:50 AM

click to enlarge Women are just badass. Period.
  • Women are just badass. Period.

This is what happens when the person robbing you is out of shape.

Last week, a woman was riding the 38-Geary line through the Richmond District when another woman grabbed her phone out of her hand and ran off the bus as it was stopped at Geary Boulevard and Van Ness.

According to police, the victim chased after the suspect, who at one point told her to stop chasing her otherwise she would bust out her pepper spray. The audacious woman didn't flinch at this threat, and continued running after the robber, pleading for her phone back.

The victim ran after the robber for more than 10 blocks, obviously tiring out the suspect, who finally stopped at Post and Broderick streets. There, the victim offered the suspect cash for her phone.

The suspect demanded $40, but the victim said she didn't have that much money on her. So the robber ordered her to go to the nearest ATM to get the $40, but the victim explained she didn't have her debit card on her either.

Finally, the robber, seeing it wasn't her day, settled for whatever cash she had in her wallet. She gave the phone back to the victim and ran west on Post Street. The suspect was described as a black female, between 20 and 25 years old. She was roughly 5-foot-8, weighing 180 pounds, wearing a gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt, and probably out of breath.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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