Everyday a different person brings a new meaning to the words "He/She tried it." But the guy who tried to steal Serena Williams' phone in a restaurant while he thought she wasn't paying attention wins the "He Tried It" award for 2015.
Earlier today, the tennis champ took to social media to share an entertaining story about how she was enjoying a nice dinner with a friend recently, before a man snatched up her phone and ran out of the restaurant:
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. 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. My phone was sitting in the chair but I just didn't feel right. He was there too long. "Is he a customer?" I thought "Is he waiting on the bathroom?" nonetheless I tried to shake his this eerie feeling. However, I kept watching him from the corner of my eye. Than when least expected low and behold this common petty thief grabbed my phone and swiftly left. I looked at the chair, than shouted "Omg that dude took my phone!!"
Without thinking twice, Serena used all of those lunges, wind sprints, and her athletic abilities in general, to chase the guy, and snatch him up. I'm pretty sure she did all of this without a hair out of place.
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.
He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash!
In the most menacing yet calm no nonsense voice I could muster I kindly asked him if he "accidentally" took the wrong phone. He stumbled on his words probably not expecting this to happen. While he was thinking of the right thing to say and eventually he said "Gosh you know what I did! It was so confusing in there. I must have grabbed the wrong phone."
Meanwhile My phone was ringing, my superhero sidekick Quailman was face timing me so he could not possibly deny the allegations. I swiftly thanked him and left.
After Serena Crip Walked all over his little petty theft plan, she got a standing ovation from the restaurant goers, especially when they saw her walk back into the restaurant with her phone in hand.
What makes this story all the more interesting is that she did all of this while recovering from an ankle injury! Now that's some #FitnessMotivation for you.
Serena ended the Facebook blog with a powerful message on listening to your inner "superhero."
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.
Always listen to your superhero inner voice. Always keep your things close! Fight for what's right. Stand for what you believe in! Be a superhero!
When I got back into the restaurant I received a standing ovation. I was proud. I just showed every man in there I can stand up to bully's and other men. It was a win for the ladies!
Just because you are a lady don't be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero!💪🏾. SuperSerena and her sidekick quailman 🤓
I guess the guy figured that Serena winning 53 of her 56 matches this season, and securing five titles was meaningless in comparison to his attempt at running away from a world renown athlete.
Good job, buddy.
Her story was met with a few concerns from her fans who pointed out that a phone wasn't worth risking her life. Choose your battles wisely.
On the positive side, she approached the guy in a non-aggressive manner, and as a result, she got her phone back and no one got hurt.
I bet you he won't try Serena again. Or anyone else for that matter.
Update: Video has emerged!