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1,007 - Getting Mugged

June 13th, 2014

Episode 95 of 489 episodes

Be careful walking through the big city! There are a lot of thieves around. Find out more in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:08 Explanations: 3:07 Fast dialog: 15:46 Vanessa: Stop thief! Police Officer: What happened? Vanessa: I just got mugged. That guy stole my purse, jewelry, camera – all of my valuables! Police Officer: Were you wearing flashy jewelry and carrying an expensive camera? Those are big enticements for muggers. Vanessa: I didn’t have anything on that was flashy and I was minding my own business. Police Officer: Well, you should never go out alone at night, and if you have to, stay in well-lighted areas. Traveling on dim streets makes you a target for thieves. Vanessa: Thanks for that insight. Police Officer: Can you describe the person who mugged you? Vanessa: No, it happened in a flash. I didn’t get a good look at his face, but I’m sure it was a man. Police Officer: It’s a good thing you weren’t hurt. You should probably learn self-defense in case it happens again. Vanessa: Thanks a lot. I think I’ve had as much advice as I can take in one night. Are you going to do anything to find that mugger? Police Officer: Sure, I’ll file a report, but don’t get your hopes up. Vanessa: Believe me, I won’t. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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