Lesson of the day: Do NOT mess with Serena Williams or her cell phone!
A not-so-slick thief got the surprise of a lifetime when Tennis Star Serena Williams chased him down after he ran off with her phone.
Williams recounted the story on Facebook, describing the uneasy feeling the culprit gave her while she was having dinner at a Chinese restaurant.
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“It was only 2 of us sitting at a 4 person table just chatting like we have not seen each other in years,” Williams wrote, “Anyways I digress, so this guy is standing next to me and something (I have now dubbed it my SUPERHERO sense) told me to watch him. My phone was sitting in the chair but I just didn't feel right. He was there too long. ‘Is he a customer?’ I thought ‘Is he waiting on the bathroom?’ nonetheless I tried to shake this eerie feeling. However, I kept watching him from the corner of my eye.”
Upon realizing her phone was missing, she yelled out that the guy had stolen it and then jumped up to chase him down. She caught him, too! (Of course she did, she’s freakin’ Serena Williams!)
“In the most menacing yet calm no nonsense voice I could muster I kindly asked him if he ‘accidentally’ took the wrong phone,” she continued. “He stumbled on his words probably not expecting this to happen. While he was thinking of the right thing to say and eventually he said ‘Gosh you know what I did! It was so confusing in there. I must have grabbed the wrong phone.’”
At the end of the post, Williams made it clear she was very proud of herself. She “tooted her own horn,” so to speak, praising her own bravery, strength and athleticism.
She referred to her triumph as a “win for the ladies.”
Although the scenario Williams described is pretty heroic and sounds amazing to witness, we should point out that Williams was lucky that this man returned her property without putting up a fight or pulling out a weapon.
Although it’s great to stand up for yourself and what’s right, you can’t always throw caution to the wind!
This story could have easily been a tragedy instead of a triumph. Luckily for everyone involved, it wasn’t and Williams’ trusty cellular device is in her possession where it belongs.