A Victim Treats His Mugger Right

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  1. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    This article was just sent to me by somebody I know, it is about a year and a half old, but it is a pretty good read:

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  3. JML42691 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, I wonder if somebody snagged the rights for that, haha.
     
  4. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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    This should be a movie. It would be pretty good.
     
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    Thats interesting. Must have been prettty awkward.
     
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    Not to be entirely cynical, but I wonder how real it is. Neat story, nonetheless.
     
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    Should be a movie but I’m sure the storyline would get dragged out so far.
     
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    It's an old story, but I remember when it ran on the radio -- it was vetted by NPR, so it's not just Snopes fodder.... it's a cute story.
     
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    Hate to say it, but that is my intitial thought as well. Sounds too good to be true.
     
  10. Melrose macrumors 604

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    That's good story. Thx for posting it.

    AngryApple Although in regards to the "movie rights" I vote that we change a name or two (well, okay just change Diaz to Goldman or something), throw in Catherine Zeta Jones, flesh out a rough screenplay and sell it to Miramax. We can split the profits among the posters in this thread.
     
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    very nice story (but i too, wonder if it's real)
     
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    Nice to see someone without the "id kill the SOB" mentality in regards to muggings.
     
  13. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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    Who knows, if we make billions of dollars, we might be able to buy Apple! :eek:
     
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    Interesting, thanks for the info.
     
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    *Posts to get in on the fortune* :p
     
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    i think i read somewhere it wasnt real, but it may be a different story i read
     
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    Heart-warming to hear that cynicism isn't dead. :D

    (Said VERY tongue-in-cheek!)

    Well, ya never know... and on a planet with over 6 billion people standing on it, there's bound to be some really good folks standing on it. Reminds me of the blue collar guy in NYC, on way to work, who jumped into the tracks area to hold down a person with a health issue from being pancaked by the oncoming subway train. Both walked away unscathed.
     
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    I was waiting for the victim to pull out a gun when he was offering the jacket and put a couple of nice tight groupings in the chest of the suspect followed by a head shot. But that didn't happen....

    Nice read..
     
  20. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Cool story. I've heard of similar situations, but I'm in a helping profession and we like to talk and hear about stuff like this because it keeps us motivated. It's true that you never know how it will affect others when you show genuine kindness and compassion. Some people have never really experienced it. Good for Mr. Diaz, he truly could have saved a life. :)
     
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    Nice example of how to kill people with kindness.
     
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    When in the restaurant he should have turned the tables by pulling the steak knife on the teen ftw.
     
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