Okay so on Saturday we were driving in Pretoria, my husbands window was rolled down. My husbands car is an 2 door Opel Kaddett, that has a few red
panels a few blue panels awhite bumper and a darker blue front panel, my nick name for the patchwork car is Clown Car. He put bucket seats in the
front and only the front seat belts work so naturally I put my 2 year old son in the front seat and I sat in the back behind him. These 2 guys
approached our car from the drivers side and put a knife to my husbands throat then started yelling "give us your phone! Give us your phone!". At
that point the car died (not jumped out of gear or we would have felt it, it just died for no reason). My husband stayed calm and said "I dont have a
phone" they kept yelling, my husband held up his empty Blackberry pouch and said again "its an empty bag I dont have a phone" something I am not
sure what cliked in me and i moved toward the window and just stared at the robbers right in the eyes. The light went green (we had a car infornt of
us and to the side so even if the car was on it wouldnt have helped). The would be robbers then moved away for no apparent reason. My Husband tried to
get the dead car to start and it wouldnt, the would be robbers moved to the back of the car and I remember thinking "Sh!!! they are going to try
breaking into the boot now, please start please start". Next thing the would be robbers started pushing the car for us to help start it. WTF
Anyone got any idea of how we survived??
They just wanted the phone, They probably wouldn't have hurt anyone over a phone, and well,
Perhaps its a clue as to what some people really are like,
Im sure some robbers a nice people, have family and children and have a heart, just in the wrong place
Problem is they had a knife to my husbands throat, no offense but you obviously don't live in South Africa. Thing is I heard afterwards its not the
first time those particular 2 have been there and apparently every other time they got away with a cell phone.
I told my Husband afterwards "the crime rate might be bad in this country but at least our criminals are helpful"
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