Army ID prompts muggers to thank victim, return items
Even criminals know enough to thank veterans for whatever freedom they have.
In Milwaukee, a 21-year-old Army reservist was mugged early Tuesday -- but when one of the four robbers saw the Army ID in his wallet, they returned everything but his keys and let him go.
The reservist is a student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was walking home from work about 1:15 a.m. when the four men jumped out from between two houses and started working him over.
But when they learned he was a soldier, he told the Associated Press that one of the robbers actually thanked him for his service and apologized, and the group leader gave him a fist bump as they parted ways.
The wallet had $16.
Police said the victim's story was credible. They said the four robbers also mugged two other people around that time. They're still on the loose.