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After Mugging – or ‘Snatch-and-Grab’ – Is a Date Out of the Question?

A metro Craigslist poster says he’s mugged lots of women, but he wants to date this one. For real.

A mugger stole a woman's purse Friday, then offered to give it back for a date, according to a Craigslist post. But he planned to keep the money. Paul Bradbury/Getty Images
A mugger stole a woman's purse Friday, then offered to give it back for a date, according to a Craigslist post. But he planned to keep the money. Paul Bradbury/Getty Images

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This guy gets credit for moxie, if not for honesty, or class, or any of the attributes a woman typically looks for in a date.

He reportedly mugged a woman and snatched her purse at a West Des Moines mall around 9:30 p.m. Friday, but “felt something strong,” according to a post on the  Craigslist, a free online classified ad site. He thought she did, too.

And, no, he didn’t think she was giving him the old stink eye.

“I've done many a snatch-and-grabs but no one has ever stuck in my mind like you,” he posted. “There was a quick moment when our eyes met that I felt something strong. I think you felt it too.”

He claims that “if Iwasn’t so shy (or so committing a crime), I would have asked you name.”

Of course, her driver’s license revealed her identity.

“So, Jennifer,” our bad Romeo wrote, “If you’d like to get together for a drink sometime, get back to me.”

She can have her purse back, he continued, but not the $34 that was in it.

What woman can resist an offer like that?

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