Sunday, September 1, 2013

Teens robbed at gunpoint after high school football game

Teens who displayed pricey cellphones are held-up after Friday night's high school football game in Decatur, Georgia.

Here's just one of several robberies reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
The last incident happened at 10:40 p.m. The victim was walking with four friends near the Decatur High gym when three suspects approached them. The first suspect asked the victim for the time. The victim removed his cell phone from his pocket and provided the time. The suspect then grabbed the victim in a choke hold and demanded the phone. The victim refused and the second suspect pressed a small black semi-automatic handgun to the victim’s neck and the victim relinquished his iPhone4.
Yeah, it's fun to have a cool phone. But when something like a cellphone makes you a priority target for armed robbery, it's time to either rethink your phone choice... or be more discrete in how or where you use it.

Are you practicing situational awareness when using your phone?

If your kids have flashy phones, have you talked to them about these realities?

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