Pia Cayetano falls victim to snatcher in Madrid, Spain
SENATOR Pia Cayetano has fallen victim to a phone snatcher while strolling on the streets of Madrid, Spain.
Cayetano herself narrated her experience in her Facebook post Monday night.
“On a rainy Sunday morning, I was running the streets of Madrid, Spain as a participant in the Madrid Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. In the afternoon, I found myself running again but for a different reason,” she wrote.
“As I was walking along an alley, glued to the Google maps on my phone, a bike swept past me as I saw a hand reach out and grab my phone! I ran after him but as he picked up speed on the bike, I threw my charger at him, hoping it would knock him out. But of course it didn’t, so I started shouting for help.”
“That proved to be more effective because these big guys across the street heard me and pulled him off his bike and pinned him to the ground,” she said.
After a few minutes, Cayetano said police arrived and took her to the police station to file her report.
“Not one to get an opportunity pass, I practiced my Spanish… and gave my testimony in Spanish,” she said.
“I think I’ll take a break from running tomorrow. Lesson learned: Always be on guard wherever you are,” the senator added.
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