The Morning Blotter: Woman Lectures Robber Into Submission on Capitol Hill

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee May 27, 2010

Yesterday, we told you that a woman talked a mugger out of robbing her at an ATM in Wallingford, and now we've got a report that a woman lectured another robber into submission on Capitol Hill last week.

According to a police report, the woman was waiting for a bus at 19th and Thomas on Capitol Hill around 2:30am on May 20th, when a woman came out of the bushes near the bus stop and told the victim to "hand over her bag."

Although the suspect was holding a revolver, the victim "proceeded to lecture the suspect about trying to rob her in her own neighborhood," the report says.

The suspect was apparently uninterested in listening to the victim's lecture, and left the scene.

The victim wasn't able to call police until about an hour after the incident because her cell phone battery died. Police were unable to locate the sheepish suspect.

In other news, being loud and authoritative just might be more effective than carrying mace!

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