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A New York City Mugger Declined to Steal a Flip Phone

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There have been 13 robberies reported in Central Park so far in 2013. But in most of them the robber presumably takes stuff. That's how that works, right?


Things were different for New York Sports Club salesman Kevin Cook, though. He was walking with a friend in the lower part of the park after midnight on Saturday when two muggers approached, one with a gun. Cook handed over his flip phone, but it was met with contempt.

Cook told The New York Post that, "Once he saw my phone, he looked at it like, 'What the f–k is this?' and gave it back to me . . . I guess he didn't think he could get anything for it. It's kind of humorous." Yes, yes that is kind of humorous. [NY Post via Digg]

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Woah...13 robberies in Central Park over the course of the entire year? That seems astonishingly low, especially considering the seemingly countless Law and Order SVU crimes that occur in Central Park.