Woman Refuses To Give Up Smartphone to Robber and Gets Shot

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    Although this woman lived to tell the tale of being shot by a robber trying to take her smartphone (and she even kept the phone), this is still something she shouldn't brag about. An anonymous resident in Houston, TX was robbed at gun-point for her Samsung Galaxy phone, but refused to give it up. The attacker told her he would shoot her if she didn't give it to him, and that's exactly what he did.

    Somehow, fate was on her side in that moment. She crouched down, preparing to be shot, and the bullet only grazed the top-back of her head, which ultimately required a staple. Her friend heard the shot and let her in the door, where they were able to get the door shut before the robber could gain entry. Here's a quote with the details and her statements,

    That last thing she said is a great example of "no truer words were ever spoken." She really, really doesn't get it. "Stuff" is not worth your life. What do you think? Would you have done the same thing in her shoes or been a bit more sensible?

    Source: CNET
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    I'd be like "You want me to factory reset it for you first?"
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    Well I work in Houston..... If I ever run into him or someone like him, I will gladly hand him over my phone. Right after that I will shoot him when he leaves! I never leave the House without my Glock 27!
    The thief is Lucky it didn't go down that way. Alot of us Texans Pack heat these days!!
    I have personally Stopped a thief and a guy who pulled a knife. I will Always Carry!
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    No material object is worth my life. A phone can be locked and wiped remotely to protect my information and a new one can be purchased.

    I just find it amazing that this woman would trade her life for her smartphone, that's insane to me.
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    Is it completely terrible of me to be picturing Delia Reese from Harlem Nights being carried off on a stretcher crying: "I can't believe he shot me in my pinky toe!"??

    I'm a bad person.
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    I'd give them the phone quickly, go to the police station and use their computer to open Android Lost app in the phone so they could track the (insert favorite expletive or derogatory adjective here).

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    Wow. She crouched down waiting to be shot rather than give up her phone? What good did she think that phone was going to be to her if she was dead? Crazy.
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    What's really sad, and has said it yet, is that other humans think taking a human life is worth a few hundred dollars. People are complex and the meaning of life itself may very well be a question we can never answer as a mortal species.

    Then you have human beings such as this, that would take all of that away for an imaginary bartering system we've used to attached a numerical worth to one another.
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    She didn't think he'd actually do it. Which... in this day and age is a pretty awful assumption to make.
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    Bottom line.. You just don't risk your life for a phone or any possession you may have with you.
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    My opinion... Say sure... You can have it.. Step closer to give it to them and smash the phone across their temple... And knock the gun away at the same time..

    But if you don't have training.. Just give up the phone.. Your life is worth more than 700$...
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    Again this is Houston!!! Most of us carry Guns! This Punk was VERY LUCKY!! If he keeps trying to steal phones..... or whatever... Most likey he is going to end up shot himself!.
    Throw the phone one way you run the other..... "theif is now confused" Get out your gun and shoot thief in confusion!! Done Deal!!!!
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    Weird how we've turned into a victim society. This is how 9/11 came about. If more people stood up for themselves their would be less of this kind of crime.
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    I'm glad it's not just me. If criminals had the notion that they would be on the receiving end of some physical harm, then I feel like we would have a lot fewer crimes.
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    Exactly!

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    I'd hand them my phone but it wouldn't be a friendly transaction for them. They'd have my 9mm pointing right back.
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    Idk.. There were people who played tje knockout game and didn't get caught or shot...i think they may have been lucky..
    I live just outside of Houston and I'm there everyday for work.. And indeed, most people down here are carrying..
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    She won't make it very far in life. She's one of those Darwin Awards candidates.
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    I don't think handing your phone over to someone with a gun makes us a Victim Society.
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    Either is drawing on the perp and shooting him before he can shoot you. -shrug-
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