Dam !now my son has been mugged things are getting worse

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Found 5th Jan 2011
my son has been mugged tonight at knife point! he's unhurt but has lost his new iphone, things seem to be getting worse perhaps we've been lucky uptill now, i never really think this sort of thing happens much,but maybe i have my head in the sand !

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Supermod

I hope your son is coping well. Poor chap.

Have you reported this to the police? Not that this is the most important thing to do right now but did your son (or you) sign up to Apples free service to track your iPhone?

in b4 your son is 10 and what is he doing with an iphone in the first place

Aww, that's horrible, I'm pleased he's unhurt, I hope he had mobile insurance and doesn't lose much confidence. My brother did for a little while after being mugged at knife point.

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inb4 your son is 24 and a pansy
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inb4 you live in a bad area

A crap thing to happen to someone that is and hope all is well. There are some scum about and £500 phones are very attractive to people who know they will most likely get away with it unfotunately.

Who/What the Fikk is inb4 :-/

WheresMeNuts

Who/What the Fikk is inb4 :-/



in before

WheresMeNuts

Who/What the Fikk is inb4 :-/



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Original Poster

son is 22 a student, living in london with a part time job to pay for the phone,reported to police and they are sending someone to him,he's only just moved to east london after living in tottenham,he thougth it would be safer !

Nowhere is safe, and they do say dont flash expensive items no matter where you are(or so I have heard) as then its putting items on display.

I was trying to think of something witty and worthwhile to say in this thread, but I feared it would sound trollish.

So I just want to say that I'm glad your son is unhurt.

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housefan

son is 22 a student, living in london with a part time job to pay for the … son is 22 a student, living in london with a part time job to pay for the phone,reported to police and they are sending someone to him,he's only just moved to east london after living in tottenham,he thougth it would be safer !


you made this thread as if your son is 9 or something

Parents worst nightmare, hope he is bearing up ok.

glad he is unhurt mate

Supermod

Zer0Cool

you made this thread as if your son is 9 or something



Nothing here in this thread suggests that the OP's son is 9.

Original Poster

Lost Symphonies

I was trying to think of something witty and worthwhile to say in this … I was trying to think of something witty and worthwhile to say in this thread, but I feared it would sound trollish. So I just want to say that I'm glad your son is unhurt.


thank you

zerocool apt name dude

magicjay1986

Nothing here in this thread suggests that the OP's son is 9.



I hear "Son" and "iPhone" and the image pops of a spoilt brat with every expensive thing under the sun.

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magicjay1986

Nothing here in this thread suggests that the OP's son is 9.


well with replies like "hope he doesnt lose much confidence" i cant be the only one who thought that, obviously a very over-protective parent

Supermod

Lost Symphonies

I hear "Son" and "iPhone" and the image pops of a spoilt brat with every … I hear "Son" and "iPhone" and the image pops of a spoilt brat with every expensive thing under the sun.



Or just a 22 year old with an iPhone. As is.

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in b4 find my iphone should of been used,

Supermod

Zer0Cool

well with replies like "hope he doesnt lose much confidence" i cant be … well with replies like "hope he doesnt lose much confidence" i cant be the only one who thought that, obviously a very over-protective parent



Being held at knife point could affect anyones confidence. I would be concerned if my parents weren't protective after me just being held at knife point.

Do you think before you type?

Reading the OP, i got the impression that OP's son is younger than 22 too, but age doesn't matter.

Glad he is unhurt and hope he doesn't get affected by the bad experience too much.

Original Poster

apparently he was using his hands free with the phone in his pocket,so he does know not to flash the phone around,but when someone has a knife and demands your phone what do you do !

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magicjay1986

Being held at knife point could affect anyones confidence. I would be … Being held at knife point could affect anyones confidence. I would be concerned if my parents weren't protective after me just being held at knife point.Do you think before you type?


no, maybe i should and pretend i'm some kind of uber lawyer type child genius, bit like yourself

Supermod

Zer0Cool

no, maybe i should and pretend i'm some kind of uber lawyer type child … no, maybe i should and pretend i'm some kind of uber lawyer type child genius, bit like yourself



Maybe you should, yes.

Glad his ok, ive been in a similar situation when i was 14, the man pulled a small pocket knife on me and sliced me across the face, missed my eyes by less than an inch but i was ok not bleeding it turned out like a deepcut you can see the blood but wasnt dripping, went hospital later on the day and told em what happened they did not believe me that it was a knife? im like wtf i know what i saw anyway they said im very lucky that it didnt hit my eye:D


Edited by: "MR1123" 5th Jan 2011

Supermod

MR1123

Glad his ok, ive been in a similar situation when i was 14, the man … Glad his ok, ive been in a similar situation when i was 14, the man pulled a small pocket knife on me and sliced me across the face, missed my eyes by less than an inch but i was ok not bleeding, went hospital later on the day and told em what happened they did not believe me that it was a knife? im like wtf i know what i saw anyway they said im very lucky that it didnt hit my eye:D



Blimey. That was so lucky.

Why did they not think it was a knife?

I don't think age has anything to do with it. If the lad was 10, 22, or 41 i would still be concerned for their wellbeing, and yes their confidence and nerves are likely to be nil at the moment! I just dont understand how people can live with theirselves doing crap like this,try working for a living you messed up halfwits.

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it was probably a winkle
Edited by: "Zer0Cool" 5th Jan 2011

magicjay1986

Blimey. That was so lucky. Why did they not think it was a knife?



i wish i knew but i can only guess maybe because the knife did not cut in deep ?

housefan

apparently he was using his hands free with the phone in his pocket,so he … apparently he was using his hands free with the phone in his pocket,so he does know not to flash the phone around,but when someone has a knife and demands your phone what do you do !


To be fair, i think its a shocking state of affairs when you can't be "seen" with a mobile in public. What next no jewellery, no nice clothing incase we are advertising to thiefs? Bonkers....just like lasses who wear short skirts are advertising theirselves to pervs...unbelievable!!

Supermod

MR1123

i wish i knew but i can only guess maybe because the knife did not cut in … i wish i knew but i can only guess maybe because the knife did not cut in deep ?



I find it deplorable that they question a victims account when they are so sure. I hope there are other reasons.

Sorry for your son, East London is very rough, unfortunately - may I ask which area it was?

I am wary wearing my iphone earphones out on the street because are white they are rather distinctive and are associated with Apple products (even though I only have an old battered 2G iphone, potential muggers aren't to know)

aww where in east he living. I live in london and know i wouldnt flash any purse or phone when alone. but then i wont go out alone after dark lol. my sister and her ex were robbed at knife point by some scum, they went through the court etc but got nothing.

housefan

son is 22 a student, living in london with a part time job to pay for the … son is 22 a student, living in london with a part time job to pay for the phone,reported to police and they are sending someone to him,he's only just moved to east london after living in tottenham,he thougth it would be safer !



attemped muggings happen so many times to me (well twice)...i live in E london.. not that good of a place lol

where abouts? tell police asap, obviously a lil late now but they could of drove him around to try and see if he can spot them

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I've only ever been attempted mugged once by a fit bird, she put her hand in my pockets and I went ding dong! I was 12.

Internet care factor for adults getting mugged.....everyone except Zer0Cool!

In many respects it's scarier as my son got mugged for his bit of pocket money when he was 12, but not by someone wielding a knife! Yes I was upset, but not as upset as I would be if he was mugged like this, where making the wrong move could have meant tragedy.
As many others have said, I hope this doesn't knock his confidence too much.

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Jumpingphil

Blimey, you sound really grown up.Are you older than your shoe size?


yes, you?

is this the same person that has all the worst luck in the world all the time and constantly reminds misc all the time and generaly bores everyone?
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