‘Supergirl’ Serena Williams foils robbery by would-be cellphone thief
Serena Williams fancies herself a Supergirl of sorts — and rightfully so — after she foiled a would-be thief who was attempting to make off with her cellphone.
In lengthy post to Facebook Wednesday, the tennis champ broke down how she successfully profiled the thief which helped her spring into action upon the moment he snatched her phone.
Soooooo yesterday at dinner the CRAZIEST THING happened to me. I was sitting enjoying… https://t.co/Rc9OwOtvv8 pic.twitter.com/B7vWKWRv2u
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) November 4, 2015
“Soooooo yesterday at dinner the CRAZIEST THING happened to me. I was sitting enjoying some Chinese food (delicious may I add) and this guy stands next to me,” Williams writes on Facebook. “It was only 2 of us sitting at a 4 person table just chatting like we have not seen each other in years. Anyways I digress, so this guy is standing next to me and something (I have now dubbed it my SUPERHERO sense) told me to watch him.”
Saying she had an “eerie feeling” about the situation, Williams writes she “kept watching him from the corner of my eye.” Soon enough, the thief made off with her phone.
“Not thinking I reacted (hence the superwoman photo) I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down,” she recounts.
Writing how all “those sprints came in handy,” Williams writes she was “upon him in a flash!”
Williams apparently asked the thief if he “accidentally” took her phone, which caused the thief to hem and haw before claiming that indeed was the case. Robbery foiled.
The tennis superstar then touted her crime-fighting acumen.
“Superhero? Maybe? Or HELL YEA!! I’ve got the speed the jumps, the power, the body, the seduction, the sex appeal, the strength, the leadership and yet the calm to weather the storm.”
Williams notes she received a standing ovation upon her successful return to the restaurant. She finished up her post with some advice to others of her gender.
“Just because you are a lady don’t be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero!” she writes.
And women have none other than “Supergirl Serena” to look to for inspiration.