Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Mugging Escaped with Tip from Law and Order

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Mugging Escaped with Tip from Law and Order

Article excerpt

A WOMAN in the US has faked a seizure to escape a mugging after being slipped a terrifying note.

The New York Post reports Julie Dragland was on her way home to Dublin, Ohio on Saturday and had boarded a Bay Area Rapid Transit train in Daly City when a person sat behind her and handed her the threat.

"There are 2 guns pointed at you now. If you want to live hand back your wallet + phone NOW + do not turn around and be descreet (sic)," the note, scribbled in red ink, read.

"Do not turn around until after you have left Civic Center + you will live."

Instead of becoming a possible victim, the quick-thinking woman pretended to have a seizure - a tactic she learned from Law and Order.

This prompted the suspect, who boarded the train in downtown San Francisco, to flee at the next station.

"So I ... if I fake a seizure or fake like I'm passing out, I'm not even not complying," she told CBS San Francisco.

"I'm scared and reacting, so I started slumped over to the left and started shaking and people started to notice and they're like, 'Are you okay? …

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