Woman Robbed While Focusing on Mound of Dog Poop

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Mound not pictured. Photo: iStockphoto

A woman chatting on her cell phone was robbed on the corner of Hoyt and Degraw Streets in Carroll Gardens last week when a teenager rushed by, nabbing the phone from her hand. The Brooklyn Paper reports that the victim's "attention was diverted to the mound of feces that had just been produced by her dog, whose breed was not provided by cops" — an obvious law-enforcement oversight. Concerned citizens demand to know which breed of canine excretes fecal matter in such disconcertingly copious amounts as to render their owners susceptible to theft. Luckily, in this woman's case, a Vespa-riding couple came to her rescue, chasing the 13-year-old perp down Union Street until the female rider jumped off and grabbed the phone.

A hero couple right out of an action movie [Brooklyn Paper]