Serena Williams Chases Down Thief Who Stole Her Phone
Serena Williams chased down a thief who tried to steal her phone on Tuesday. Williams recounted the entire ordeal on Facebook, along with a photo of herself as Superwoman and an important message about refusing to be a victim. Now, there’s also surveillance video that captured the entire incident. See below.
While at dinner with some friends, Williams was forced to spring into action when a thief attempted to steal her phone. She wrote, “Soooooo yesterday at dinner the CRAZIEST THING happened to me. I was sitting enjoying some Chinese food (delicious may I add) and this guy stands next to me. It was only 2 of us sitting at a 4 person table just chatting like we have not seen each other in years.”
Williams then went on to explain how she got a feeling that something wasn’t right. She related, “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 his this eerie feeling. However, I kept watching him from the corner of my eye.”
The tennis star continued, “When least expected low and behold this common petty thief grabbed my phone and swiftly left. I looked at the chair, then shouted ‘Omg that dude took my phone!!’ Not thinking I reacted (hence the superwoman photo) I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down.”
“He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash!” noted Williams. She further recalled, “In the most menacing yet calm no nonsense voice I could muster I kindly asked him if he ‘accidentally’ took the wrong phone. 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.'”
Williams pointed out, “My phone was ringing, my superhero sidekick quailman was face timing me so he could not possibly deny the allegations. I swiftly thanked him and left.” She added, “When I got back into the restaurant I received a standing ovation. I was proud. I just showed every man in there I can stand up to bully’s and other men. It was a win for the ladies! Just because you are a lady don’t be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero! SuperSerena and her sidekick quail man.”
Check out the surveillance video of the guy swiping Serena Williams’ phone, and tell Gossip Cop what you would have done if you were in her position. Note: Video no longer available.