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Sarah Sweeney | Posted 11.30.2016 | Good News
Sarah Sweeney

Fun fact: a switchblade against your throat is a really fast way to sober up. I live uptown in a peaceful little nook of Washington Heights. We are n...

9 Ways To Keep Your Teen Safe From Muggers

Sarah Maizes | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

As parents, all we want is a safe haven for our family and we try to find it. But whether it's in a quiet suburb or a big city, all of these places have one thing in common: They're in America. And Americans have guns.

Mugged in Front of Gandhi

Eddie Parsons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eddie Parsons

One evening in late August, it just so happened that I would get mugged on Massachusetts Avenue around 10pm in front of the Gandhi statue. The entire moment seemed ironic because it was not that late and not a particularly dark spot. The newish Gandhi monument was watching over me so what did I have to be afraid of?

Hoodwinked on Halloween: The Year I Was Mugged for My Candy

Parri Sontag | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Parri Sontag

And then the door opened. And standing before us were the two meanest kids in the neighborhood... older kids... nasty kids -- identical twin bullies who once ambushed me when I was riding my bike around the block.

VIDEO: Police Seeking Armed Subway Robber

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.21.2013 | New York

Subway riders beware. Authorities are seeking an armed man who robbed five different commuters this week in and near subway stops in Greenwich Village...

How We Can Find the Strength to Go On After a Seemingly-Horrific Incident Occurs

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

One of my dad's favorite sayings has always been, "Hindsight is always 20/20." And you can bet that I rolled my eyes every time I heard him say it as I grew up. But looking back on this experience with a year's worth of hindsight tells me my dad was absolutely right to always remind me of that.

Dodging Muggers, Bandit Ambushes and Tribal Warfare in Papua New Guinea: Travel Troubles on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.29.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I first realised this was not a run-of-the-mill trip when the driver taking me from the airport to the Kavieng Club hotel drove smartly past the front...

5 Ways to Subdue (or Avoid) a Mugger

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime
Lisa Jey Davis

Let's turn this trend toward apathy and fear of doing something around together shall we? Here are 5 ways you can subdue (or help someone else avoid) a mugger (and make the world a better place in the process).

Serial Subway Robbers Attack Their Victims

DNAinfo | Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

MOUNT HOPE — A group of thieves is targeting straphangers in The Bronx's 174th-175th Street D train Station, attacking victims in three separate inc...

Muggers In Park Slope Wear 'Scream,' Freddy Krueger Masks

DNAinfo | Posted 10.24.2012 | New York

PARK SLOPE — Two men decked out in Halloween masks allegedly roughed up and robbed a man in Park Slope, police said....

WATCH: Unarmed Security Guard Shot Dead Helping Robbery Victim

Posted 10.05.2012 | Miami

An unarmed security guard was shot and killed early Friday morning by a would-be robber, police say. The incident happened just east of Miami Gard...

'How I Survived Getting Mugged' | Sadie Nardini | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living

Last night, I was mugged in New York City. Here’s how it went down: I was walking home in Brooklyn, about 9:30 p.m., a route I’ve taken a hundred ...

PHOTOS: 9 Great Travel Survival Tips

Doug Lansky | Posted 02.11.2012 | Travel
Doug Lansky

Travel is delightfully (and frustratingly) unpredictable. Foreign correspondents and international aid workers often get special survival training. The next best thing is this back-pocket travel survival instruction manual.

Watch: Injured Boy Mugged During London Riots

Posted 10.09.2011 | World

Footage has emerged on YouTube showing a young man injured during the London riots being robbed by men who supposedly came to his aid. The video s...

WATCH: Blind Woman Choked, Mugged In Little Tokyo

Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department has released a video depicting a mugger attacking a blind woman in Little Tokyo. According to the police, the rob...

WATCH: Luddites Don't Get Robbed

Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy

We've all heard rumors that walking around with an iPhone makes you more likely to get mugged, so The Jazzie Show at BBC Comedy came up with a solutio...

Police Hunt Suspect In BMW Trunk Case

| Murray Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Police are searching for an ex-con from Inwood wanted for a vicious attack on a New Jersey lawyer found bound and stabbed with his ear ne...

Homeless in Columbia: Shifting Gears After a Tense Night

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

When he pointed the shotgun at my chest, I didn't see my life flash before my eyes. I didn't bargain with God for another chance at living. I didn't fight; I didn't run; I didn't think at all.

SuperFreakonomics Authors Forced To Answer Critics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since we posted the video and teaser for SuperFreakonomics, the follow up to the bestseller Freakonomics, there's been an outcry from scientists over ...

Central Park Mugging Fans Flames Of Fear | By Kevin Deutsch and Jonathan Lemire | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three men were robbed at gunpoint in Central Park early Sunday morning, renewing fears among residents that Manhattan's famed park is not safe after d...

Brooklyn Hasidic Man Mugged For His $1,200 Fur Hat! | Sabrina Jaszi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A thief stole the fancy holiday hat off a Hasidic man's head on Oct. 2....

77-Year-Old Man Beats Up Mugger With 2-Liter Bottle Of Pepsi

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pepsi may have received some unintentional branding boost last week when a Flint, Michigan man used a soda bottle to ward off an attacker. Pat Gillesp...

"Mother," the Mugger of Old NYC

Davidson Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Davidson Goldin

We were all terrified of this mythical figure in a way totally unfamiliar to New Yorkers today.

Get Well Soon: To Brian and Everyone Else Harmed by Stupid and Impulsive Crimes

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

Brian Beutler, the talented journalist and blogger, has been shot and wounded in a botched mugging, another pointless act of violence.