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Date: 04/02/08 12:00 PM

83 Responses to A Victim Treats His Mugger Right

  1. Profile photo of jd_rOcCa
    jd_rOcCa Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 6:02 am
    Link: A Victim Treats His Mugger Right - A short, but interesting news item about a teenage mugger and the nicest victim in the world. Hard to believe this one.
  2. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm
    Nice story but...
    "Afterward, when Diaz told his mother what happened, she said, "You`re the type of kid that if someone asked you for the time, you gave them your watch.""

    Does he still live with his mother, is he a momma`s boy, or did he just decide to call her?

  3. Profile photo of excelman
    excelman Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    First....really hard to believe...sounds like a TV movie or something
  4. Profile photo of LogosNaki
    LogosNaki Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    Seems like a nice guy just trying to help a teen out.
  5. Profile photo of BakaNeko728
    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    i find that really really difficult to believe. but hey, if it`s true then that`s pretty cool. and lucky for him he just didn`t get downright killed.
  6. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    I read a story like this in one of my classes last semester. This guy (Diaz) makes me happy to want to be a social worker. :)
  7. Profile photo of m00shy
    m00shy Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    Thats pretty sweet :D
  8. Profile photo of SKR34
    SKR34 Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    I was expecting him to treat the teen to dinner and then drag him to the police.
  9. Profile photo of ToxicPunk
    ToxicPunk Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    Man, he`s truly inspirational, like Gandhi,i wish i could be more like him
  10. Profile photo of ToxicPunk
    ToxicPunk Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    primetimekin,
    you do know that by `telling his mother` he meant the mugger`s mother.
    didn`t you?
  11. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:44 pm
    wow...lucky mugger...last mugger who pulled a knife on me was in the hospital afterwards...
  12. Profile photo of Naoscaire
    Naoscaire Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    ^^^
    Haha, same happened here! It was 3:30 in the morning and I was coming home from work and two junkies tried to mug me. Well, one tried to mug me while the other stood back a bit, as backup I assume. I either his elbow or shoulder, not quite sure coz I didn`t stick around :P
  13. Profile photo of Naoscaire
    Naoscaire Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    Oops, "broke" should be in between "I" and "either"
  14. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    ya,the one i encountered had the pooty luck that i´m trained in cqb and always pack a bowie knife(sometimes pistol also),not to mention,i´m a goth,i wear steel toe boots all the time,he had a broken shin and nearly lost a few fingers
  15. Profile photo of Mrsparks795
    Mrsparks795 Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    this is really nice. more peopel should be liek this.(talkign about the victim)
  16. Profile photo of randomness07
    randomness07 Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    that guy is a saint
  17. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    I wish Diaz would have been mugged by a real bad ass mugger high on Crack rather than an insecure teenager; and instead of a knife, a pistol...

    Then tell me what happens...mwahahaha

  18. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    is it just me or does he look like "the rock"

  19. Profile photo of eric_005
    eric_005 Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    Seriously, who does that? What a good story.
  20. Profile photo of CaaBaaRaa
    CaaBaaRaa Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    :-O
    Wow
    I`m amazed.
  21. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    bikerteen, its just you
  22. Profile photo of Aramil
    Aramil Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    For all those who don`t listen to NPR, this is definitely true. I remember hearing it on the radio and being really impressed.
  23. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    “If someone sues you for your jacket, give him your coat also”. (Matt. 5:41)

    Repost from teh bible. :P

  24. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    but Seriously he is a nice guy
  25. Profile photo of Crusaphax
    Crusaphax Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    repost from the bible, that made me laugh..
  26. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    lol... nice one balth
  27. Profile photo of TrishIsADork
    TrishIsADork Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    :-O
    So nice people do exist!!! I am truly amazed!
  28. Profile photo of Avemtilla
    Avemtilla Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm
    ahh it`s those things like this that renew my ever diminishing faith in the human race. You awesome Diaz!!
  29. Profile photo of mst3k
    mst3k Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:01 pm
    wow
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    misstakenID Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:03 pm
    That guy is a saint, it almost makes me want to stop robbing and kniving ppl....almost.
  31. Profile photo of dannymet
    dannymet Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:03 pm
    i wouldda owned him...
  32. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm
    this is y i am nice to my enimies......except iamcoolya XD
  33. Profile photo of horseyplay
    horseyplay Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:09 pm
    Actually BikerTeen, I was thinking more along the lines of:

    Diaz

    Fogle


    I mean come on - this took PLACE in a Subway. You can`t tell me that`s just a coincidence.

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    necros Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    he should have smacked the kid in the mouth. pwnage ftw.
  35. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    what a cool guy, now ppl are gunna go try and mug him to score a free dinner...
  36. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    Very cool story.
  37. Profile photo of theBSR
    theBSR Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    Seriously this story is total BS...... Oh look, it`s off the NPR website, makes sense now.
  38. Profile photo of imcoolyeah
    imcoolyeah Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    "this is y i am nice to my enimies......except iamcoolya XD"

    ;-;

  39. Profile photo of MeowYinn
    MeowYinn Female 18-29
    207 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    This type of thing is a good reminder to us all that there really are good people in the world :)
  40. Profile photo of paramecium
    paramecium Female 18-29
    268 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    Good guy. I hope this is real. Need more like him if it is.
  41. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Warms the roosterles of my heart. My roosterles are warm as poo! I love the I-A-B curse word filter. Oh, and BSR, you`re an ass.
  42. Profile photo of Palfas
    Palfas Male 30-39
    411 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 3:26 pm
    No no no you fools, don`t you see. This just encourages the muggers. Everyone should carry a a gun and shoot at the first sign of trouble. Every one knows the muggers life isn`t worth the 20 bucks in your wallet. Geez, you all must be liberal pussies.

    Be a man, stand up and protect your self.

    This message paid for by McCain for president, 2008.

  43. Profile photo of DuMbHour
    DuMbHour Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 3:47 pm
    ^heh, I was about to sic dogs on you until I read your punchline and started laughing.
  44. Profile photo of theBSR
    theBSR Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    ....bionicRod, don`t get your panties in a bunch, go tip a cow or something. If any jackass attempted to do something as dumb, as this jerkoff did in this made up Crap story, they would end up dead. This isn`t Hollywood... it`s the South Bronx.
  45. Profile photo of Ahdelil
    Ahdelil Female 18-29
    51 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    Someone make this into a movie. And cast The Rock for the leading role.
  46. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    My panties are fine, thank you very much. Also thanks for proving my point. BSR = ASS.
  47. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    Awww
  48. Profile photo of nycballa890
    nycballa890 Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    i`m gonna go rob this guy so i could get me a new coat and 20$ without all the fighting, haha
  49. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    That`s one of the greatest stories I`ve ever heard. That being said I probably would have done the exact opposite.
  50. Profile photo of Moopgasm
    Moopgasm Male 18-29
    250 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    I got mugged once... it wasn`t quite as magical.
  51. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    time and time again there are examples of mankind that can just amaze you... i swear we`re the most beautiful and disgusting creatures on the planet...
  52. Profile photo of unbelievable
    unbelievable Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 5:15 pm
    he offerd the kid his coat after he stole his wallet...what a homo
  53. Profile photo of lemurs366
    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    Aw, that`s so sweet!! What an understanding man. And what a good call on the teen, he clearly needed help, and that probably changed his life. What a nice guy!!
  54. Profile photo of hunneybear
    hunneybear Male 13-17
    396 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    wow thats pretty awesome
  55. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    If there were more people like Diaz in this world we wouldn`t be so screwed up
  56. Profile photo of aBISS
    aBISS Male 13-17
    506 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    the story seemed to good to be true.
  57. Profile photo of gothamgirl
    gothamgirl Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    Excellent, I love NPR.
  58. Profile photo of Gunit1
    Gunit1 Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Since when are there good resteraunts in the Bronx??? i mean seriously.
  59. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    how inspirational. we should be nice to muggers everywhere
  60. Profile photo of theBSR
    theBSR Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    bionicRod=superDick
  61. Profile photo of neoretro
    neoretro Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    Unfortunately these turn of events don`t always happen the same way.
  62. Profile photo of theBSR
    theBSR Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    "As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, "Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you`re going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm.""

    First of all "teen robbers" don`t walk away, they run, that`s the first big hole in this fairy tale.

    Secondly, why would he offer to aid the thug in robbing other people for the rest of the night? I get the moral part is supposed to be that he was trying to change the kid, but what if the kid did take the jacket and continue robbing other people? What a dick.

  63. Profile photo of zecromancer
    zecromancer Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    If everyone was like him, this world would be such a better place.
  64. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    This guy will now have "Mug Me, I won`t tell" tattooed on his face for the rest of his life.
  65. Profile photo of quick_sand8
    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
    466 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    This isn`t unusual. There are people like this man all over the place. Unfortunately it isn`t the murder and mayhem that the news channels love. They go unseen, unheard of, sadly.....
    I don` know if I would have done it, I would have been too scared. But this man was at the right place at the right time and the right kid... Angels come in all forms they say, yes there are decent people still on the planet,but the Rotten ones are the ones who get the headlines. I think it`s a great story!!!!
  66. Profile photo of Roduku
    Roduku Male 50-59
    450 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 11:46 pm
    what a coincidence. I got this story in an email a few days ago with a "pass it on" subject line?
  67. Profile photo of Donkey546
    Donkey546 Male 13-17
    76 posts
    April 3, 2008 at 12:02 am
    You know, it`s people like him that make the world go round. If I knew that guy I would be giving him my wallet instead of the other way around.
  68. Profile photo of 843
    843 Male 18-29
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    April 3, 2008 at 12:08 am
    He was damn lucky the kid was still sane.
  69. Profile photo of aussieguy29
    aussieguy29 Male 18-29
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    April 3, 2008 at 12:55 am
    gives me hope for america
  70. Profile photo of fluffyhoob
    fluffyhoob Female 18-29
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    April 3, 2008 at 1:27 am
    its a very sweet story, but that guy was VERY lucky that (or clever enough to figure out) that the kid needed help rather than a beating. sadly i fear his niceness(?) will be the end of him :/

    that said, hopefully people will read that story and realise that some peeps still have manners, so therefore its good to use them yourself. though i cant say that i`ll stretch that to a free lunch, coat and money to someone trying to mug me :P

  71. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    April 3, 2008 at 1:57 am
    What??
  72. Profile photo of richoricho
    richoricho Male 40-49
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    April 3, 2008 at 2:12 am
    Watch the new DVD called "Perfect Warrior" It has a very similar sequence in it. Not a bad DVD either.
  73. Profile photo of James-Patuna
    James-Patuna Male 40-49
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    April 3, 2008 at 11:49 am
    very interesting... enlightening. - James Patunas
  74. Profile photo of slinky0
    slinky0 Female 30-39
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    April 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    What a load of BS.
  75. Profile photo of Tigergirl990
    Tigergirl990 Female 13-17
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    April 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    If only the rest of this messed up world could be like that.
  76. Profile photo of 420Chellie
    420Chellie Female 18-29
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    April 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    wow this just made me really happy :)
    I wish to meet this man who got mugged he seems nice.
  77. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
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    April 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    this is what the world needs more of.
  78. Profile photo of Spartano3
    Spartano3 Male 13-17
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    April 3, 2008 at 11:52 pm
    xD
  79. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2008 at 4:51 am
    Thing is, he was lucky that his mugger was a teen and not a stone cold murdering sum bich. Because if it was the latter, it wouldnt have mattered how nice the victim was to the mugger, the mugger would just kill and take advantage.
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    superfish Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 4:51 am
    wow. i wish i was him...
  81. Profile photo of Sweet_Tooth
    Sweet_Tooth Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    That is really awesome. I wish I could be like that too.
  82. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 1:07 am
    Very inspiring. Second to that, Baalthazaq (pg 1).
  83. Profile photo of Huggaboo92
    Huggaboo92 Female 13-17
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    May 11, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    Wow, so there is hope in the world...

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