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WITNESSED: Muni Cell Phone Thief

February 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · San Francisco · By: Casi

[flickr size="small" float="left"]http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/4366491857/[/flickr] Two days as an official San Francisco commuter, and I’ve already witnessed my first crime on Muni! I thought I would at least go a week or two before I would actually see something like this!

I got on the 38L this evening at 6:00pm at Market and Sansome, going outbound with all my fellow downtown workers excited to get home. No one talks during these busy commuter hours, everyone is too busy with their favorite mobile device catching up on everything they missed out on during the work day. While catching up on all my favorite tweeters I suddenly heard a young woman scream, “HEY! He took my cell phone!!” She immediately ran off the bus and after the thief as we all looked around aimlessly and came out of our own little worlds. The bus quickly sped off from the Geary and Divisidaro stop, and we were all left wondering what exactly happened.

I’ve heard stories of this happening before but I was completely shocked to actually have it happen to the poor girl sitting next to me. It could have easily been my phone out that bus door in a second flat. I sure won’t be going into that after work commuter coma again!

With my lack of real world attention, I unfortunately did not see the theif. In fact I barely saw who the girl was, just heard her voice. IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST! Someone hold me!

Casi


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  • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

    Yup, be very aware of your surroundings. My husband helped a woman that had her iPod stolen on the 6 Parnassus. It ended up being a horrible Muni experience.

    Here's the story:
    http://www.unknownmami.com/2009/07/no-good-deed