I was mugged..

  1. Yesterday, 6 o'clock in the evening--obviously daylight--crowded grocery store parking lot. I had just finished shopping, and remember stopping just outside the store to put my reciept in my wallet and wallet back into pulse. I guess they were in the back of the parking waiting for an oppurtunity. I go to my car, second spot back from the front of the store. My groceries are in the buggy and my purse in the front of the buggy--you know where the kid goes. I turned to put my keys into the trunk keyhole, I had my hand on my pulse and felt something....I turned and there was an older model, beat up, dark blue Buick pulled up right next to me..I don't know how I did hear them pull up.... with a man hanging out of the passenger side window trying to get a grip on my purse. I tried to pull my purse but he managed to push me to the ground and drive off very quickly. By the time I got myself together and looked up to get a better description of the car or a tag # he was pulling out of the parking lot to the left. I had a busted nose. The car next to me had people in it--who somehow didn't see a thing--but I tapped on their window, I was shaking, and had a bloody nose, looking like a freak I'm sure, but anyway they had a cellphone and I called 911.

    Luckily I don't use credit cards, I had only about $20, a cellphone, checkbook, and my ATM card, and ALL forms of ID. Got the ATM card cancelled, the cell phone cut off, and all the checks in the wallet cancelled. Also got a fraud alert on my SS # in case they try to get credit cards or something.

    Went to the store to buy a pulse and wallet and found myself looking at every man that was a little dirty and that I thought resembles the man who got my purse--just thinking 'was it you', then find myself almost in tears in the middle of the store for thinking that about another person who would never do that and is just a harding working man trying his best to feed his family.

    Anyway..thanks for listening.

    Be safe.
  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Doey
    So sorry that happened to you. That must have been awful. I can't imagine what I'd be like after something like that. Not to downplay your broken nose but I'm glad for you that it wasn't something worse.
    Don't beat yourself up for thinking what you did about the men you saw. I think that's a pretty natural response considering what you just went through. Do not feel guilty for it.
    Sounds like you did all the right things re: checks, ATm, SS# etc. Now concentrate on you! Take care.
  4. by   kewlnurse
    WHAT THE F$%K. I can't belive that happend to you, I'm pissed. If i lived aywhere nea you I would hunt the B#$%ard down .
  5. by   CEN35
    Hope ya feel better misti.....

  6. by   Jenny P
    Misti, I'm sorry t hear abut your being mugged. Please check back in the records here to read the posting by Brian about who to contact for the big 3 credit checking corporations so that the muggers don't go out and open accounts with your ID info.. It's bad enough that our country was attacked; it must really be awful to be mugged on top of everything else.
    Take care of yourself. I'll keep you in my prayers for now.

  7. by   aimeee
    Oh Misti! How awful for you! T's & P's for you.
  8. by   hoolahan

    I am so sorry this happened to you. From everything we've been hearing on the news about dealing with stress and tragedy, it is good to talk about it, and I am glad you shared it here. I hope that you will be able to find peace soon.

    (Kewl, go get him!)
  9. by   prmenrs
    How awful! I am SO sorry, Misti_z!

    You thought faster than I would have!! I'm glad you cancelled all that stuff so fast.

    Feel better soon!

  10. by   BrandyBSN
    Oh my.

    Im sorry this happened to you, and I really hope that your nose is ok. I hope they catch the jerks
  11. by   night owl

    You poor thing! How scared you must have been! I would have wacked em for you but good. How's your nose? Sore huh? Well at least you did all the cancellations...they only got 20 dollars and you are still here posting to us. Hey and you got a new purse! Hope you're feeling better...
  12. by   misti_z
    Thank you everyone, seeing all your replies is wonderful.

    Thankfully my nose was not broken, just bruised and yes sore!

    Got home yesterday afternoon to find our gas grill gone!!
    Has to be related, we've never had a problem with theives anywhere in our community until the guys got my pulse--thus our address. We have brought our patio furniture inside!!

    --What is it my momma used to tell me, 'when it rains, it pours'??!!--

  13. by   realnursealso/LPN
    Gosh Misti, so sorry for all your troubles. Wish I could find that guy and bop him a good one. Hope things are better for you. God Bless you and may God hold you and yours in the palm of his hand
  14. by   radnurse2001
    I've been gone for a while and gosh this is the first post i read. I feel so bad for you. Take care and (I know easier said than done) don't live in fear, that's what they want.