Aug

19

Purse Snatching Incident on Campus

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Disconcerting news: about an hour ago, Ella Wagner, CC’13, witnessed a purse snatching incident by the side entrance to Butler. “I was sitting at one of the tables outside Jay when I heard a yell,” she reports. “I turned and saw a woman chasing what looked like a white guy with dreads, yelling ‘Stop, thief!’ etc.” The pair ran off through the West 114th gate. Wagner diligently called Public Safety.

“I guess they had just found out as well because I heard some commotion and they put me on hold for a couple of minutes, then listened to my story and took my information. A few minutes later I saw the woman walk by again with two men who I assume were Public Safety. It looked like she was carrying a purse, so hopefully the attempt was thwarted. Pretty scary that it happened in broad daylight and right on campus though.” Word. But it’s good to hear that Public Safety was on top of things, and kudos to Ella for being a responsible citizen. While Bwog’s in full mom mode, we remind you to keep the Public Safety emergency number in your phone: 212-854-5555.

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23 Comments

  1. Great NYC Moment

    I witnessed a purse snatching near Ground Zero once. The culprit was taking off when he got sidelined by a ripped dude and went down fast. The snatcher dropped the purse and took off and was doubtfully caught, but everyone just started applauding at how awesome this was.

    • Anonymous

      Does anyone ever do a friend search on facebook, and get disappointed when you come across hotter versions of the same name and think "Damn, I'm friends with the wrong ___ ____?" or is it just me?

  2. False

    That is the NON EMERGENCY public safety number. The emergency number is 212-854-5555 ("Four Fives" - get it? hahahha)
    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety/

  3. hot law school guy who likes rap CLS '12

    ...must've been a brooklyn law school grad

    - columbia university school of law, student, class of 2012

    • you sound

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      xoxo

      • hot law school guy who likes rap

        sure babe. are you smart, cute, and able to juggle groceries in both hands while pushing a baby stroller?

        do you like subway dates? (i'm referring to actual dates on the subway that is the moving train, not the Subway restaurant).

        of course if you wish to converge upon the Subway restaurant after our subway rendezvous, it would be an honor and a privilege.

        other than that i have no concerns.

  4. Anonymous

    YOU FAIL BWOG. THAT'S THE GENERAL NUMBER. THE EMGWERENCY NUMBER IS (212-85)4-5555

  5. That wasn't a purse snatcher

    That was financial aid.

  6. hot law school guy who still likes rap '12

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    boots wit da fur, fur
    she had da whole club lookin at her
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    that wall street trader got the chick with the crabs
    he hit the flo, hit the flo
    the dow industrials got low low low low low low low low

    so sexual, she was flexible
    hedge fund manager - he was wreckable
    columbia MBA, who wouldn't know, wouldn't know?
    the dow got low low low low low low low low

    B.S. in Operations Research to her ass,
    boots wit da fur
    she had the whole school lookin at her
    her quantitative internship hit the flo, hit the flo,
    the dow got low low low low low low low low

    B.S. in Financial Engineering in her puss,
    boots wit da fur,
    she had the whole school lookin at her
    her quant trading internship hit the flo, hit the flo,
    the dow got low low low low low low low low


    M.S in Computer Science, double penetration in her holes,
    boots wit da fur,
    she had the whole quad lookin at her
    her quantitative analyst internship hit the flo, hit the flo,
    the dow got low low low low low low low low


    B.S. in Economics on her tits,
    boots wit da fur,
    she had the whole city lookin at her
    her ibanking internship hit the flo, hit the flo,
    the dow got low low low low low low low low


    So sexual, she was flexible
    Professional, my J.D. told her so,
    drinkable and ooooo,
    shawty got low low low low low low low low


    sincerely,
    bored hot law school guy at work as as law clerk in manhattan
    CLS '12

  7. Anonymous

    some ignorant columbia kid without street smarts. wake up people, be aware of your surrondings

    • cliche police

      If you're gonna say "wake up kids" you should at least acknowledge the fact that she was asleep.

    • Yeah

      what were they doing alone in the dangerous ghetto outside Butler? It's sad, but you got to watch out when you're passing by that dangerous John Jay housing project. Look, I sympathize with the poor people who live there. It must suck to just have a tiny room and eat the crappy food at the development's cafeteria. And it breaks my heart that there are so many young kids living there without their parents or any other family members. But what can you do? You've just got to acknowledge that we live in a dangerous neighborhood, and stay on your guard when you're leaving Butler.

  8. Anonymous  

    Oh Ella Wagner, I'd let you report me any day

  9. Anonymous

    should let the campus be open to Columbia students only. Maybe not during the day, but at least after midnight or so.

  10. *

    ella, ella, ella, 'ey 'ey 'ey

  11. Anonymous

    it was a columbia student who snatched the purse! maybe they gates should be locked for everyone!

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