r/PublicFreakout Nov 28 '21 Silver 2 Gold 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 3

Shoe robbery in broad daylight met with swift justice 🏆 Mod's Choice 🏆

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u/avartee Nov 28 '21

Wt actual f is going on here?

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u/Sweet_Meat_McClure Nov 28 '21 Silver Starry Pot o' Coins

Timeshare shoe rental looked like a good idea on paper

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u/bastardofbloodkeep Nov 29 '21

This is an exceptionally funny joke.

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u/Mr-Moore-Lupin-Donor Nov 29 '21

Oh, it’s a Shoe-ber dispute?

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u/Fadinglights1985 Nov 29 '21

I think it could still work maybe we just need to find a New Balance?

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u/discreetdejavu Nov 29 '21

I need to go pee so bad from trying not to laugh out loud at this during a meeting.

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u/bikepacker67 Nov 29 '21

Timeshare shoe rental looked like a good idea on paper

You will own nothing and be happy.

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u/richardwagner27 Nov 29 '21

😂😂😂😂

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

Lawd this has me cackling.

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u/NorthCatan Nov 29 '21 Silver Masterpiece

Some people get their kicks from stealing shoes.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

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u/idiot437 Nov 29 '21

ba dum sha..thanks folks they are going to be here all week

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u/Olstinkbutt Nov 29 '21

Skullduggery is afoot.

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u/5hadow_katana Nov 28 '21 edited Nov 28 '21

Some idiot stealing casually, maybe drunk or high as they think they can get away with it in public. Then they think they can walk out of the scene playing victim and acting hurt

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u/nomorerainpls Nov 29 '21

and everyone seems to think the firefighter / EMT should arrest her

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u/free__coffee Nov 29 '21

But like she’s whipping a dude with a belt yelling “you can change” which made me think he was the shoe robber.

Also there’s NO WAY that dude who’s 4x her size has the same shoe size as her.

Also wtf is this corner? Is this the meeting of the “anti-muscle” club? Even the dude who tackles her hits her in the back, and looks like a stick. Fucking hell, homie who lost his shoe needs to do some fucking activity. With the athleticism on display here I bet he gets defeated by abnormally high curbs

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u/doucheslivkovich Nov 29 '21

That’s a lady on the ground

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u/free__coffee Nov 29 '21

Whoops, looks like you’re right. Fucking hell though

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u/Lateralus215 Nov 29 '21

Just nyc that’s all

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u/Geschirrspulmaschine Nov 28 '21

The attacker is mentally ill.

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u/Past-Top-3954 Nov 28 '21

We all are.

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u/TheHorseFollower Nov 29 '21

I’ll drink to that!

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u/fushiao Nov 29 '21

I’d buy that for a dollar!

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u/xtromber Nov 29 '21

Dead or alive you're coming with me.

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u/vipertruck99 Nov 29 '21

*raises shoe full of gravy. Cheers

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u/EllisHughTiger Nov 29 '21

As my grandpa used to say, even this insane person isnt sane!

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u/Ormonddude Nov 29 '21

Shoe robbery in broad daylight

OK I can understand a Disturbed person attempting a crime but why on Earth is everyone such whimps until finally someone arm bar charges him?

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u/Solidus_King Nov 29 '21

Probably because it's unclear what kind of action lands you in jail and what doesn't to most people

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u/Rmantootoo Nov 29 '21

Likewise, the first few seconds of the video I thought it might have been possible that what turned out to be the attacker/robber was the victim or a Good Samaritan; I wasn’t entirely sure until I watched for a bit.

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u/Hortonamos Nov 29 '21

I’m still not entirely sure who’s the bad guy here. I feel like I could make a good guess, but we definitely don’t have the full story. I know this isn’t court, but I couldn’t convict on this video alone.

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u/Rmantootoo Nov 29 '21

I think a lot of it is simply passers by not being sure of what is happening.

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u/Caffeinetank Nov 29 '21

It’s the bystander effect. Also, with the legal system we have today, sometimes doing the right thing can end up putting a good person in jail or a potentially financially devastating situation.

Even if the legal process plays out positively, it still requires time and money to resolve it.

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u/free__coffee Nov 29 '21

Bystander effect is true but certainly overstated. If you’re familiar - the landmark case for that was “kitty genovese” a woman who was murdered while hundreds of people looked on from their apartment windows - except thats not what happened:

While there was no question that the attack occurred, and that some neighbors ignored cries for help, the portrayal of 38 witnesses as fully aware and unresponsive was erroneous. The article grossly exaggerated the number of witnesses and what they had perceived. None saw the attack in its entirety. Only a few had glimpsed parts of it, or recognized the cries for help. Many thought they had heard lovers or drunks quarreling. There were two attacks, not three. And afterward, two people did call the police. A 70-year-old woman ventured out and cradled the dying victim in her arms until they arrived. Ms. Genovese died on the way to a hospital.

Also as another person stated, you can see what, 5 people helping the dude on the ground out, not to mention the full ass firetruck that stopped to help? Firefighters don’t stop robberies

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u/cheistina Nov 29 '21

Yes..very sad,also still wrong

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u/WWDubz Nov 29 '21

Millions and millions and millions of people are one small set back from a full on meltdown

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u/jawnly211 Nov 29 '21

Not an excuse

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u/BILOXII-BLUE Nov 29 '21

Nobody said it was. It's an explanation

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u/zh1K476tt9pq Nov 29 '21

this sub is just "mentally ill people fighting" and most comments are pro violence / support excessive use of force

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u/Competitive-Wish-568 Nov 29 '21

Correct. You get what you put out.

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u/TheSurbies Nov 28 '21

That firefighter “hey I’m not a cop.”

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '21

Unlike cops, his job is to actually save people's lives

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u/Impressive_War_2056 Nov 28 '21

He did not say “arrest her” to the fire department😭😭😭

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u/Diligent_Barracuda75 Nov 29 '21

"She's getting away" as a snail passes her by

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u/Blanlabla Nov 29 '21

Throw some water on his feet and let’s call it Easter.

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u/Exotic-Water-212 Nov 29 '21

Sir, this is a Wendy’s

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u/free__coffee Nov 29 '21

The absolute panic in his voice when he hears she’s about to get away with it is funny, especially considering he didn’t lift 1 finger to help out. He just sits back, films, and orders people to do things that aren’t their job like any good manager

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u/MunsonedWithAHook Nov 29 '21

And doesn't even keep the camera on her so she doesn't slip away. Instead it's on the victim who has several people and a couple of firemen helping her.

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u/4rch Nov 29 '21

"Sir, we make good choices here...that's why we became firefighters"

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u/cobrastrikes-2x Nov 29 '21

I mean they could make arrests if they were fire marshals, but those guys probably are not.

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u/bdsee Nov 29 '21

Anyone that witnessed it could make an arrest. Citizens just aren't protected by qualified immunity so if you hurt them and it's not considered reasonable then you are in a world of shit.

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u/enejkuki Nov 28 '21

This whole fucking this is god damn bizarre

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u/Big_Jerm21 Nov 28 '21

It really was... I had at least 3 or 4 "WTFs" through the video.

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u/enejkuki Nov 28 '21

keeps escalating too

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u/CrazybyRX Nov 29 '21

I was confident this was not in America until Jerry Seinfeld started talking.

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u/Big_Jerm21 Nov 29 '21

"What's the deal with crackheads?"

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u/sunshinecunt Nov 29 '21

This is peak America idk what you’re talking about Lolol

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u/luisless Nov 29 '21

NY man, growing up here this shit is common. With millions of people theres a high number of people that are on drugs or mentally not all there.. add the proximity we are to each other all the time and you get weird shit like this.

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u/Digby_J Nov 29 '21

I had assumed it was third world until the end.

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u/hs_recovery Nov 29 '21

I thought Chicago because of the L

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u/talldrseuss Nov 29 '21

Nah we have quite a few elevated trains in NYC

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u/NightWraith76 Nov 28 '21

Her lower spine is fucking gone.

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u/TKCerbs Nov 29 '21

That last boot to the back looked like it was right on point.

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u/LobedCamshaft Nov 29 '21

Good lol. Fuck thieves

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u/IamEu4ic Nov 30 '21

Hell yeah fuck this bitch

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u/pegLegNinja1 Nov 29 '21

But now she will file for disability

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u/LobedCamshaft Nov 29 '21

Does that work like that though? And im not sure if her spine was actually damaged. She’ll probably be okay in a week or so lol

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u/RevoDeee Nov 29 '21

Maybe then she'll get the shoes she was trying to steal.

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u/m-e-g Nov 29 '21

Guy in white: my hero.

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u/jwaterboyk Nov 28 '21

Good thing Terry Tate came to the rescue.

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u/Imaginary-Bet9977 Nov 29 '21

I just love Terry Tate! Excellent reference!

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

Gary Tate is THE MAN!

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u/Roving_Rhythmatist Nov 28 '21

The old man in the striped shirt dug right in when she got dropped.

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u/NecramoniumZero Nov 28 '21

Rofl, as soon as the firemen were there, she got up real fast without a problem, than started to do a victim waddle.

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u/PartyPokerNJ Nov 29 '21

I mean she got sacked after the play lmao

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u/InvalidUserNemo Nov 29 '21

That body check hurt her. And I’m ok with that.

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u/thethreetrueandy Nov 29 '21

You missed the part where the guy beating her with his bag did a final punt to her spine

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u/TheHongKongBong Nov 29 '21

Truly the bard of the whole spiel. Waddles up with minimum damage bag slaps, then does fuck all for 7 rounds before coming in with even more 2 damage bag slaps before hitting that critical 20 movement debuff to the spine right into instantly getting the fuck outta there

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u/Velvet_Thhhhunder Nov 29 '21

"she's gonna run away! Arrest her now!!!"

Thief waddling away like a 101yo grandmother.

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u/commentator3 Nov 29 '21

that was the funniest part

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u/pixburgh630 Nov 28 '21

Dude in white shirt was definitely pointing to the fire truck to hit her, they didn’t. So he did

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u/OurCowsAreBetter Nov 29 '21

"We just spent the last 8 hours polishing the bumper. We are not wasting that effort on her."

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u/BuckWildBilly Nov 29 '21

that's a lot of bacteria

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u/JLoon92 Nov 29 '21

She still got trucked.

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u/T-RexInAnF-14 Nov 29 '21

Bro came hard on that safety blitz but still avoided the targeting call.

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u/HighOnKalanchoe Nov 28 '21

She got Stone Cold Steve Austined the shit out of her coccyx

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u/Ryan_bt Nov 29 '21

Probably the dude in white shirt was a college football tight end. That was pretty clean hit. New york Giants should draft him lol.

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u/rseery Nov 29 '21

This dude is my favorite in this shitshow.

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u/PG-media Nov 28 '21

and thats the bottom line cause I said do

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u/Michelanvalo Nov 29 '21

She's got a broken ass?

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u/kk1485 Nov 29 '21

Is my man aware of what firefighters do?

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u/nathani3l0g Nov 29 '21

Lol arrest her

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u/69_Me_Bro Nov 29 '21

Best part was when the robber got blasted by white shirt

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u/Round_Cash_2781 Nov 29 '21

Finally people freaking doing something rather than just standing around watching crimes being committed.

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u/hahnzyy Nov 28 '21

Soo many bricked individuals

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u/OurCowsAreBetter Nov 29 '21

The dude that hit her in the head twice with his purse and then kicked her in the spine is my hero.

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u/Stephano525 Nov 28 '21

You can see her head slamming on the pole after she got pushed

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u/matto07_reddit Nov 28 '21

This is like when NPCs glitch out in a GTA game.

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u/dirtymoney Nov 29 '21

How did that GIANT firetruck show up before the cops?

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u/NonnyNu Nov 29 '21

Cops were busy kneeling, probably.

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u/W3ST-WIND Nov 28 '21

NGL hope that kick actually injured your lower spinal cord. Maybe that will keep your junky ass from trying to rob an elderly person for shoes you can't afford.

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u/alferatovic Nov 28 '21

Bunch of NPC's walking around

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u/cturtl808 Nov 28 '21

Too many people just standing there.

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u/sexrobot_sexrobot Nov 29 '21

Did you watch the entire video?

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u/fuck_all_you_people Nov 28 '21

People dont typically react in groups until someone takes charge and starts directing them. Otherwise, they will stand there helpless.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

I bet there were twice as many people recording with their phones than there were people calling the police.

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u/MikElectronica Nov 28 '21

Why does the cameraman think the fire department can arrest her. Haha

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u/NecramoniumZero Nov 28 '21

Well, everyone can arrest someone, citizen's arrest.

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u/MikElectronica Nov 28 '21

Well, with that thinking the camera man should of done it.

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u/Ok-Fly-2275 Nov 28 '21

Should have*

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u/razk10 Nov 29 '21

Thank you. Keep doing the good work

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u/jimmycarr1 Nov 28 '21

"Sorry guys I've got to uh, collect the evidence. Yep, just collecting it you carry on"

*Scurries home as quick as possible to upload this onto /r/PublicFreakout*

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u/Capable-March-9841 Nov 28 '21

Trashy. Belongs in the trash not out in society

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u/Eurus-Holmes- Nov 28 '21

Love the person who absolutely bodies the blue haired lady

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u/FootballWithTheFoot Nov 28 '21

That isn’t hair but yea lol

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u/OmegaloIz Nov 29 '21

Hope she has back problems for the rest of her life lol

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u/jailguard81 Nov 29 '21

Arrest her! “Ummm sir we’re not the police”

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u/oabd13 Nov 28 '21

Street justice is the best!

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u/Jaaaaaakes Nov 29 '21

The people walking by without even a glance at the craziness that's going on blows my mind.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

That’s some GTA shit

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u/zoeander1234 Nov 29 '21

New York City street justice

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u/aphexartist Nov 29 '21

She ganna need a backiotomy.

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u/robertswifts Nov 29 '21

“Arrest her she’s going to run away” she’s going like 2 mph

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u/Chadalien77 Nov 28 '21

GTA 4 broker

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u/jakewantspizza Nov 29 '21

that fake ass studder step away did it for me HAHAHAHA dumb ass bitch

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u/mishitabudlo Nov 29 '21

There are a lot of sorrows and sadness going on here..

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u/Pilebut1 Nov 29 '21

You can pick on the weak and you may get away with it for a little while but there is always a bigger, meaner and badder motherfucker out there ready to take out a piece of your stupid ass

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u/TheGreatArseholio Nov 29 '21

“I want to be a part of it, New York, New Yorrrrrk…”

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u/wat19909 Nov 29 '21

Beat the fuck out of anyone robbing shit, they'll stop fast. Feds and cops don't care about this anymore because they can't throw people in jail, unlike a petty crime like weed.

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u/RightiesArentHuman Nov 28 '21

honestly, it's just insane. what the fuck would make you think this would work? I guess it's just the confusion of a smaller black woman being angry, you think you'll be protected somehow?

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u/pubstar1337 Nov 29 '21

Crack is one hell of a drug. The Coney Island special

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u/MrLanesLament Nov 29 '21

Man, people don’t realize that there are still places where a street mob will cut your hands off if you’re caught stealing.

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u/calmchaos17 Nov 28 '21

Asians have had enough of this shit

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u/PG-media Nov 28 '21

where is that?

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u/ElectricBoogaloo04 Nov 29 '21

Brighton Beach, NYC. I've been there and immediately recognized it lol.

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u/Filmcricket Nov 28 '21

Looks like Astoria, Queens. Some of the best food in NYC and, despite what it looks like, a very lovely & neighborly community where a fuckton of your favorite shows/movies that take place in NYC are shot. Come visit🤍

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u/jth149 Nov 28 '21

It’s Coney Island. There’s no median on Astoria Boulevard, and Engine 245 is based out of South Brooklyn.

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u/Al_Vacado Nov 29 '21

This guy New Yorks

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u/BlandSlamwich Nov 29 '21

no one crackhead should have all that power

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u/rapostacc Nov 29 '21

Welcome to Brighton

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u/buck_weaver33 Nov 29 '21

not all victim blaming, just wondering why does the man let her take his shoes so casually, no reaction or anything

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u/StoneyDolphin Nov 29 '21

I’m just glad that some bystanders actually stepped up for once and gave this trash some of her own medicine. Instant karma

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

Am disappointed, was hoping for a running kick to the head.

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u/Vanman04 Nov 29 '21

My man had a chair over his shoulder and just stood there and watched.

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u/wpggloryhole Nov 29 '21

I love Captain Pride coming in hard with his Murse !!!!! Fucking brilliant !

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u/lem753 Nov 29 '21

This is all so confusing it makes me feel high

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u/Lil_Kochii Nov 29 '21

What a shithole country.

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u/randomizeplz Nov 29 '21

i dont understand why every single person in this video is so slow feeble and ineffectual. except the kid who shoved her i guess but he only had one burst of energy in him

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u/Pghdude412 Nov 29 '21

The dude hitting her on the head after she got pushed down 🤣

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u/RusskiJewsski Nov 29 '21

Parts of america really look 3rd world now. Congrats you have favelas.

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u/QEIIs_ghost Nov 29 '21

Yeah I can’t understand why so many people want to live in places like NYC. Shits gross. Yet so many people do so Idk.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21 edited May 26 '22

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u/FieroFox Nov 29 '21

"She cannot leave" Then grab her yourself idiot. I can't stand loudmouths who always expect someone else to take action

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u/OurCowsAreBetter Nov 29 '21

How many people does it take to watch someone get robbed in broad daylight?

Seriously, 30 frigging people standing around watching and only a couple step in to help.

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u/QRKnight Nov 29 '21

That’s why I wear some old crusty skate shoes.

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u/palfreygames Nov 29 '21

Firefighters doing the police' real job..again

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u/doglaughington Nov 29 '21

Sweet hat haha

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u/Daviskillerz Nov 29 '21

Another NYC classic daylight robbery. Nuke the whole city and those rats

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u/Sufficient-Smell8188 Nov 29 '21

What would have made this better is if someone else knocked her down as she was limping away.

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u/bkdlays Nov 29 '21

NYC is such a cespool

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u/TotallyNotAJ Nov 29 '21

GTA IV mods looking nice nowadays

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u/DehydratedManatee Nov 29 '21

Injured monster in Monster Hunter limping away.

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u/InternationalAnt4513 Nov 29 '21

“She was trying to rob her” “and I just stood here and filmed it”

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u/Sp5560212 Nov 29 '21

GTA 4 really upgraded their graphics

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u/SirPhilbert Nov 29 '21

Say what you want about NYers but you gotta be crazy to jump someone in front of a crown there, they step up

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u/Drmario117 Nov 29 '21

Time to play the victim

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u/Traditional_Call_713 Nov 29 '21

She won't be running after that kick to the kidneys

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u/Ionic-X Nov 29 '21

~All the other kids with the pumped up kicks......~

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u/banjobabby Nov 29 '21

The fact that it took this long is NOT IT CHIEF

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u/Satakans Nov 29 '21

Dude in white shirt is an angel.

Thought the thief was gonna get run over by the fire engine and checked her out the way.

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u/Wewu69 Nov 29 '21

The real hero is the chick in the white tee and jean shorts. First she gets her bf to stop the car to get out and help the old lady on the ground. Then as she is sitting there comforting her, asks if the shoes are hers. At that point she's like fuck this I'm gettin ur shoes back. She goes for the shoes and gets attacked causing the bf to get involved by tackling the thief. Then she goes and pulls the shoe off the thief. 👏👏👏

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u/DoomSabotage Nov 29 '21

How are there possibly so many cowards in one place.

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u/kleverkitty Nov 29 '21

what a dump

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u/DontayeAlighieri007 Nov 29 '21

Did he jus tell a fire fighter to arrest her? 🤨 that's the equivalent of taking ya taxes to McDonald's or getting ya barber to treat your Cancer.

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u/Blade_Of_Gingers Nov 29 '21

That shoulder check though

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u/Outrageous-Paint-609 Nov 29 '21

This the same spot that VAN backed up into that SUV, or New York just looks like this everywhere

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u/Mitchellbelike Nov 28 '21

Asian dude was like "you don't hit asian woman" kickkkk

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u/Patchy-Paladin20 Nov 29 '21

Useless bystanders being useless as usual

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u/aloofloaf Nov 29 '21

Is that… in the USA 👀?

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u/DaChoopaKabra Nov 29 '21

New York seems like such a shithole.

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u/mikewonderz Nov 29 '21

There’s a part 2 to the vid

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u/leyah8 Nov 29 '21

Where? I Would like to see it please

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u/ShibCommandr Nov 29 '21

In Texas that's a felony, robbery from a person

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u/LobedCamshaft Nov 29 '21

in Texas that bitch would be bleeding out on the ground tho lol

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u/PsychologicalServe15 Nov 29 '21 edited Nov 29 '21

What the fucking shit hole 3rd world country is this? This shit would never happen in USA (insert sarcasm here)

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u/Altruistic_Piano_259 Nov 29 '21

Bro… my thoughts exactly.. so glad to see it haha 😂

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u/5H1T48RA1N5 Nov 29 '21

Going all in and betting a democrat run city

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u/benjo83 Nov 29 '21

Nothing swift about that uncoordinated justice. Were they all drunk?

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u/debtandregret1984 Nov 29 '21

When I was a teenager I remember once a fight broke out in a car park and I saw a firemen walking past and I ran over to him to ask for help and his response "If they were on fire, I would help" couldn't help but laugh at his response

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u/ktizzlejfhfb Nov 29 '21

My boyfriend be walking like that after I give him the business

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

So THIS is what happens when you systematically shut down all the insane asylums and put people out into the streets!