Woman Escapes Mugging By Acting Out A Scene From The TV Show Law & Order

September 19, 2017

While it is easy to dismiss watching television as a mind-numbing waste of time, 32-year old Julie Dragland of Oakland, California would be the first to disagree.  Saturday afternoon she was on a train traveling when a note as dropped in her lap.  As she began to read it, terror set it as the note read, "There are 2 guns pointed at you now.  If you want to live hand back your wallet and phone now and do not turn around and be discreet. Do not turn around until after you have left [the] civic center and you will live.  Horrified and with little options, she mouths "help" to a nearby passenger but o no avail as that passenger gets off the train.  It was then Julie Dragland remembered an episode of the TV show, Law and Order, in which a victim escaped a mugging by faking a seizure. She recount the story to police saying she slumped sideways and started shaking and crying.  She closed her eyes and increased the vigor so people would pay attention.  The trick worked as nearby passengers came over to check on her. She passed the note to them just as the train pulled into the Vici Center station.  Dragland presumes the suspects got off the train and are still at large. Police are now reviewing the surveillance footage from the train.


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