OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by wahu » Sat, 25 Jan 2003 15:58:38



Our local news had an interview with a quilter that had her purse snatched
in the LQS parking lot. She said she parked, turned the car off, put the
keys in her purse, opened the door, stood up and a man smashed her in the
face with his fist, grabbed her purse and ran. This was in the middle of the
day and the LQS is on a very busy street. She had to have all the locks and
ignition in the car changed, all the locks at her home changed,cancel credit
cards,etc.Her face was really bruised,and she fell on her arthritic
shoulder. I
 expected to hear her say she couldn't buy SEX afterwards, but she didn't. I
don't think she is one of us.Wanda from T-Town
 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by Pete 'n' Tris » Sat, 25 Jan 2003 17:10:10


She can't have been one of us. We would have craweled in regardless of
personal injury.Nothing stands in between us and our favourite LNS. Anyway I
would have sloshed anyone in my way with my handbag. Anger equals
adrenaline.  trish in Sydney :)

 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by shhdesign » Sat, 25 Jan 2003 17:20:28



Quote:
> Our local news had an interview with a quilter that had her purse snatched
> in the LQS parking lot. She said she parked, turned the car off, put the
> keys in her purse, opened the door, stood up and a man smashed her in the
> face with his fist, grabbed her purse and ran. This was in the middle of
the
> day and the LQS is on a very busy street. She had to have all the locks
and
> ignition in the car changed, all the locks at her home changed,cancel
credit
> cards,etc.Her face was really bruised,and she fell on her arthritic
> shoulder. I
>  expected to hear her say she couldn't buy SEX afterwards, but she didn't.
I
> don't think she is one of us.Wanda from T-Town

Unfortunately this has become quite a problem of late in several cities in
my area.  I'm sad to say that one coward rides up on a bike, grabs the purse
and will even drag the women in order to get it from them.  This ended with
the unfortunate death of one 80+ year old at the end of December/beginning
of January.  They think that the guy is then loading the bike into a car and
driving away.
Fortunately this did not happen in your reported case.
I also had one co-worker targeted twice in one year, she held on and had her
knees badly scrapped both times, I say, just let them take the purse.
Let's hope they get these guys fast.

--
Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by Ruth in Happy Cam » Sun, 26 Jan 2003 02:58:30


Even though I live in California, my "network" TV stations are out of
Colorado.  Apparently there has been a string of purse-snatchings in and
around Denver.  The targets are "older" ladies.  The snatchers are working
not only shopping areas but have attacked in residential areas!  The last I
heard, they think the victims are stalked prior to the attack, and there
might be a second person driving the vehicle.  No deaths so far, but plenty
of injuries.
--
Ruth in Happy Camp

Quote:
> Our local news had an interview with a quilter that had her purse snatched
> in the LQS parking lot. She said she parked, turned the car off, put the
> keys in her purse, opened the door, stood up and a man smashed her in the
> face with his fist, grabbed her purse and ran. This was in the middle of
the
> day and the LQS is on a very busy street. She had to have all the locks
and
> ignition in the car changed, all the locks at her home changed,cancel
credit
> cards,etc.Her face was really bruised,and she fell on her arthritic
> shoulder. I
>  expected to hear her say she couldn't buy SEX afterwards, but she didn't.
I
> don't think she is one of us.Wanda from T-Town

 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by helen » Sun, 26 Jan 2003 03:42:39


A good reason not to carry a purse, IMO (besides the fact that they are
annoying to carry and attract clutter).

--helena



Quote:
> Even though I live in California, my "network" TV stations are out of
> Colorado.  Apparently there has been a string of purse-snatchings in and
> around Denver.  The targets are "older" ladies.  The snatchers are working
> not only shopping areas but have attacked in residential areas!  The last
I
> heard, they think the victims are stalked prior to the attack, and there
> might be a second person driving the vehicle.  No deaths so far, but
plenty
> of injuries.
> --
> Ruth in Happy Camp


> > Our local news had an interview with a quilter that had her purse
snatched
> > in the LQS parking lot. She said she parked, turned the car off, put the
> > keys in her purse, opened the door, stood up and a man smashed her in
the
> > face with his fist, grabbed her purse and ran. This was in the middle of
> the
> > day and the LQS is on a very busy street. She had to have all the locks
> and
> > ignition in the car changed, all the locks at her home changed,cancel
> credit
> > cards,etc.Her face was really bruised,and she fell on her arthritic
> > shoulder. I
> >  expected to hear her say she couldn't buy SEX afterwards, but she
didn't.
> I
> > don't think she is one of us.Wanda from T-Town

 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by sewingbythe.. » Sun, 26 Jan 2003 03:48:10




Our local news had an interview with a quilter that had her purse
snatched in the LQS parking lot. She said she parked, turned the car
off, put the keys in her purse, opened the door, stood up and a man
smashed her in the face with his fist, grabbed her purse and ran. This
was in the middle of the day and the LQS is on a very busy street. She
had to have all the locks and ignition in the car changed, all the locks
at her home changed,cancel credit cards,etc.Her face was really
bruised,and she fell on her arthritic shoulder. I
??expected to hear her say she couldn't buy SEX afterwards, but she
didn't. I don't think she is one of us.Wanda from T-Town
---
   Had a client who was mugged like this a couple of years ago, at the
mall, broad daylight.
   I've been thinking of late, that I'll just put more pockets in my
clothes, and forgo the purse, which gets in the way of serious shopping.
BASIC SELF-DEFENSE:
   Look around, be aware of your surroundings. You never know which of
us might be lurking, ready to snatch your pre-stash SEX.
                                 Cea

 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by remove NOSPA » Sun, 26 Jan 2003 09:26:57


The mugger must know quilters tho, he got her BEFORE she went into the
store.

Poor woman. That must have scared her to death. Not to mention how much pain
she must be in now.

--

LN a crazy quilter in NH
...[they had] leisure to make beautiful things just for the fun of it... -
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien


Quote:
> Our local news had an interview with a quilter that had her purse snatched
> in the LQS parking lot. She said she parked, turned the car off, put the
> keys in her purse, opened the door, stood up and a man smashed her in the
> face with his fist, grabbed her purse and ran. This was in the middle of
the
> day and the LQS is on a very busy street. She had to have all the locks
and
> ignition in the car changed, all the locks at her home changed,cancel
credit
> cards,etc.Her face was really bruised,and she fell on her arthritic
> shoulder. I
>  expected to hear her say she couldn't buy SEX afterwards, but she didn't.
I
> don't think she is one of us.Wanda from T-Town

 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by Johanna Gibso » Sun, 26 Jan 2003 10:47:46


On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:42:39 GMT, "helena"

Quote:

>A good reason not to carry a purse, IMO (besides the fact that they are
>annoying to carry and attract clutter).

>--helena

        I've never owned a purse, and I'm happier and healthier for it.  I
have my spare change in one pocket, keys in the other.  No impulse
shopping.  If I see something I really like, I go home for my cash
card or check book or credit card.
        Since I am a professional student, I always have a bookbag (over
both shoulders).  Maybe that compensates?  They're welcome to mug me
for my Russian dictionary...

-- Jo in Scotland

 
 
 

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Post by Kate Dice » Mon, 27 Jan 2003 04:44:03


Quote:

> On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:42:39 GMT, "helena"

> >A good reason not to carry a purse, IMO (besides the fact that they are
> >annoying to carry and attract clutter).

> >--helena

>         I've never owned a purse, and I'm happier and healthier for it.  I
> have my spare change in one pocket, keys in the other.  No impulse
> shopping.  If I see something I really like, I go home for my cash
> card or check book or credit card.
>         Since I am a professional student, I always have a bookbag (over
> both shoulders).  Maybe that compensates?  They're welcome to mug me
> for my Russian dictionary...

> -- Jo in Scotland

Reminds me of the story my sister the policewoman told...

This little old lady (70+ at least) came in with a back eye and a badly
grazed and bruised wrist, and announced to my sister who was desk
sergeant that day, that she'd just been mugged.

Had anything been stolen?

Yes, me carrier bag.

Did it contain her keys or her purse?

Nah...

Did the mugger get away with anything valuable?

Nah..  He wasn't going to be very happy when he opened the carrier,
either!

Why not?

All it contained was a pile of shit and the poop scoop!  says the old
dear, waving the dog lead...

Collapse of large pile of the Met's finest in giggling heaps!  They took
her to the local hospital to get checked over, and she brought them a
large tin of Roses chocolates later!
--
Kate  XXXXXX
Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons!
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!

 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by remove NOSPA » Mon, 27 Jan 2003 06:40:11


Oh, wouldn't you love to have seen his face!?

--

LN a crazy quilter in NH
...[they had] leisure to make beautiful things just for the fun of it... -
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien


Quote:

> Reminds me of the story my sister the policewoman told...

> This little old lady (70+ at least) came in with a back eye and a badly
> grazed and bruised wrist, and announced to my sister who was desk
> sergeant that day, that she'd just been mugged.

> Had anything been stolen?

> Yes, me carrier bag.

> Did it contain her keys or her purse?

> Nah...

> Did the mugger get away with anything valuable?

> Nah..  He wasn't going to be very happy when he opened the carrier,
> either!

> Why not?

> All it contained was a pile of shit and the poop scoop!  says the old
> dear, waving the dog lead...

> Collapse of large pile of the Met's finest in giggling heaps!  They took
> her to the local hospital to get checked over, and she brought them a
> large tin of Roses chocolates later!
> --
> Kate  XXXXXX
> Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons!
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> Click on Kate's Pages and explore!

 
 
 

OT Purse snatching @ the LQS

Post by Susie » Tue, 28 Jan 2003 10:24:43


Quote:
>A good reason not to carry a purse, IMO (besides the fact that they are
>annoying to carry and attract clutter).

I've had my purse stolen once...but not in this manner. Since then, I've stuck
with "*** packs". Harder for someone to grab and it frees your hands.

Susan