Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Petit Larceny


Went to have a sandwich at a sidewalk cafe near my new apartment on the Upper West Side and would you believe a guy came out of nowhere and ripped my phone out of my hand -- bashing me in the chin in the process -- and ran? Everyone sitting there was kind and as stunned as I was. (My jaw is already back to normal.) 

As I was heading home -- with plans to probably stop in the Verizon store near my place -- I saw a guy HOLDING MY PHONE* walking up Broadway (away from the restaurant), so I snuck up behind him and ripped it out of his hand. (Who am I?!) He too was stunned and turned and said: "Hold up. Is that your phone? I was bringing it back to you. My friend took it and I told him to give it back. You don't have to get aggressive with me -- I'm trying to help"(!). I scoffed and walked away, with my iPhone in pocket, only then catching my reflection and realizing I was wearing my superhero-inspired "Super Gay" T-shirt all the while.

*My phone has a distinctive leather case that has Harvey's teeth marks gnawed into it!

CC: Eric Adams

9 comments:

John said...

Wow! Amazing that you got it back.

John said...

Follow up: how is your phone so recognizable? Do you have big heart stickers?

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@John: Yes, my phone has a distinctive leather case that has Harvey's teeth marks gnawed into it!

Sky said...

Congrats…Karma was on your side!

John said...

What a New York story.

JT said...

So glad you got it back! How random... It's like when people would grab them out of your hands on the subway, does that still happen?

j said...

Well I'm glad you are Ok too many crazy people out there

Lee4rdg said...

Wow! I’m so glad you’re okay! Great cajones, my friend!!

Jack said...

AWESOME!