A newly christened Londoner has revealed they had a baptism of fire to city life after being mugged on the London Underground on just their second day in the city.
They described how they had been targeted by a man on the Tube who was after their possessions.
After threatening them with a mysterious object, the person reluctantly handed over their expensive Airpods.
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Writing on Reddit, they said: “I was seated in the Tube (Hammersmith and City Line) and a guy came to me asking questions about my Airpods (I had those on) and if I could give them for free.
“I was like no but he sat next to me started to grab his bag and showed me something wrapped in a bandana, like it was a weapon, and told me to give the Airpods.
“I was saying no but as the Tube was stopping he made more pressure threatening me.
“I gave him the Airpods and he ran off the Tube and now I lost my Airpods.
“I just moved to London; it’s my second day here and this happened. F*** my life.”
Following their post, many Londoners flocked to the comments to offer advice and reassure the poster that London wasn’t all bad.
One said: “I know it’s easy to say but I hope this doesn’t taint your view of London.
“I’ve lived here the majority of my life and nothing like this has ever happened to me, it’s s*** luck it’s happened on your second day. I’m sure your future days in London are going to be great!”
Another reassured the frightened commuter that they had made the right decision.
They said: “I’m sorry to hear that, mate. I’ve lived in London for 12 years and never had anything like that. So I hope you never experience it again.
“If you gave him the Airpods you did the right thing. It sucks but it’s not worth your life.”
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Many people urged the poster to contact the British Transport Police who they backed to catch the culprit.
Another said: “I’ve texted the British Transport Police as well, it’s an excellent service.
“Someone was harassing and threatening violence to someone on the train. The police met him at the next station; it was very satisfying!”
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