Scary Tale of a Boerum Hill Mugging
We realize that this is Brooklyn/New York City and that muggings happens (less frequently than they used to, but often enough to make it an unpleasant possibility). For some reason, mugging tales that circulate via some of the neighborhood listserves are most unsettling than "police report" stories, possibly because of the personal accounts they contain. In any case, this one is about a mugging on Dean Street and comes from the Boerum Hill Group's mail list:
...A fellow tenant and friend who lives in my building on Dean St. was mugged on her way home last night -- approx. 9:15 PM. She was approached by two young men, one of whom grabbed her from behind and pulled her to the ground. My friend then started kicking and screaming and this scared them away. She is fine and didn't get hurt. She is very lucky. Thank God the muggers did not have any weapons.The implication being that she was screaming loudly and no one helped or called the police.
Also thought I should mention that this same friend had her car broken into on the same block 3 or 4 weeks ago -- a GPS system was stolen....I must say it is extremely
concerning that this happened on the block, and mind you not that late at night. To quote my friend, "I want people to realize that if they heard something last night it was me and they should have done something and/or be more aware around the neighborhood." I don't blame her. She's very shaken up.