Woman outwits robber with trick she learned on Law & Order

2017-09-21 16:20
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Julie Dragland, from San Francisco in the US, outwitted an armed robber with a technique she’d seem on her favourite TV show, Law & Order.

The incident happened on Saturday at about 5pm, The Mirror reports. Julie was on her way home by train from Dublin, Ohio, when the woman sitting behind her handed her a note.

It read, “There are 2 guns pointed at you now. If you want to live hand back your wallet + phone NOW + do not turn around and be descreet (sic). Do not turn around until after you have left civic center + you will live.”

Instead of panicking and handing over her valuables, Julie kept her wits about her.

She suddenly threw herself dramatically to the ground and started pretending that she was having a seizure.

Her ploy had the desired effect – the robber quickly gave up on her crime and jumped off at the next station in haste.

Julie, who also shared her nightmarish experience on Twitter, is still in a state of shock.

“I was terrified and then I started to be like, is somebody really going to shoot someone for a phone and a wallet? I don’t know. I started to question it a little bit, but I was still really scared,” Julie told CBS San Francisco.

She reported the incident to the police, but no case could be opened because technically, no crime was committed.

Sources: MirrorCBS San FranciscoTwitter

 

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