Last night Steve was MUGGED!!!!! He went to Fitger's Brewhouse (which is a old Brewery complex with shops, restaurants and bars in it) to pay back one of the guys that organized the camping trip last week. The guy works at the Brewhouse as a bartender. Steve was hanging out and chatting with him and some other guys at the bar. He went to the bathroom. There were 3 guys in there - two talking to one other. The other guy left. As Steve was washing his hands one guy grabbed Steve around the neck and the other guy HAD A KNIFE!!! They took his wallet - he had his birthday money in there (the check from my parents, a check from his Dad, and a $100 bill from his Mom - meant to be deposited yesterday but he ran out of time). And of course all his credit cards, driver's licenses, etc. They told him to go into a stall and kneel down and count to 200 before leaving. Then they ran out of there. Of course Steve ran straight back to the Brewhouse where they called security & the police. He didn't get home til about 1 or so as it took some time to get things reported. He was so sad. I was too. Then I was MAD. REALLY REALLY ANGRY... and then just so happy & relieved that they didn't hurt him!! That would've been the worst. Obviously.
I can't believe that could happen in FITGER'S of all places. And not even in the ramp just right in the main upstairs bathroom. How very scary.
He was so bummed out about his birthday money. Obviously the most important thing is that they didn't do him any bodily harm but he was so looking forward to paying off his new bike and that's what his birthday gifts were intended for.
The saddest thing he said was "If there is such a thing as karma, am I doing something wrong?" It broke my heart. Steve does everything right. He's such a good person and is always looking out for others and always going out of his way to help someone out or do something nice & thoughtful. No, this is not a karmic reflection on him by any means.
I didn't get ANY sleep last night. I was wide awake after that and had a big pit in my stomach all night. I felt just sick. People really suck.