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Daily English 1007 - Getting Mugged

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Vanessa: Stop thief!

Police Officer: What happened?

Vanessa: I just got mugged. That guy stole my purse, jewelry, camera – all of my valuables!

Police Officer: Were you wearing flashy jewelry and carrying an expensive camera? Those are big enticements for muggers.

Vanessa: I didn’t have anything on that was flashy and I was minding my own business.

Police Officer: Well, you should never go out alone at night, and if you have to, stay in well-lighted areas. Traveling on dim streets makes you a target for thieves.

Vanessa: Thanks for that insight.

Police Officer: Can you describe the person who mugged you?

Vanessa: No, it happened in a flash. I didn’t get a good look at his face, but I’m sure it was a man.

Police Officer: It’s a good thing you weren’t hurt. You should probably learn self-defense in case it happens again.

Vanessa: Thanks a lot. I think I’ve had as much advice as I can take in one night. Are you going to do anything to find that mugger?

Police Officer: Sure, I’ll file a report, but don’t get your hopes up.

Vanessa: Believe me, I won’t.

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