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Pia Cayetano falls victim to snatcher in Madrid, Spain

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 08:46 PM April 27, 2015

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.

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“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.”

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“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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