Serena Williams Took Down a Cellphone Thief Like a Real Superhero

Serena Williams

Serena Williams Took Down a Cellphone Thief Like a Real Superhero

This is what happens when you try to steal from the tennis great.

Published November 4, 2015

If you didn't already know, you'd better recognize now — Serena Williams is a superhero that should never be tried.

As extra proof, arguably the greatest tennis player ever took to her Instagram account Wednesday morning to tell her fans that she chased down a man who swiped her cellphone from a crowded restaurant Tuesday night and, of course, got the device back.

As Williams explains, she was enjoying Chinese food and conversation in a cozy, but cramped restaurant, when she got a weird feeling from a man standing beside her, not knowing if he was a customer or waiting to use the bathroom.

She kept an eye on him, as her cellphone rested in a chair beside her, but when she least expected it, the petty thief was able to snatch the device and flee the restaurant.

As soon as Williams realized it, she threw on her Superwoman cape, sprung up, jumped over some chairs and ran out the restaurant in hot pursuit of the thief. When she chased him down, she kindly asked if he had taken her phone — to which he nervously said it was a mistake and that he picked the wrong device off the table.

Yeah right, dude.

Don't try to serve Serena.

Her whole story can be read via her IG post below.

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Soooooo yesterday at dinner the CRAZIEST THING happened to me. I was sitting enjoying some Chinese food (delicious may I add) and this guy stands next to me. It was only 2 of us sitting at a 4 person table just chatting like we have not seen each other in years. Anyways I digress, so this guy is standing next to me and something (I have now dubbed it my SUPERHERO sense) told me to watch him. My phone was sitting in the chair but I just didn't feel right. He was there too long. "Is he a customer?" I thought "Is he waiting on the bathroom?" nonetheless I tried to shake his this eerie feeling. However, I kept watching him from the corner of my eye. Than when least expected low and behold this common petty thief grabbed my phone and swiftly left. I looked at the chair, than shouted "Omg that dude took my phone!!" Not thinking I reacted (hence the superwoman photo) I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down. He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash! In the most menacing yet calm no nonsense voice I could muster I kindly asked him if he "accidentally" took the wrong phone. He stumbled on his words probably not expecting this to happen. While he was thinking of the right thing to say and eventually he said "Gosh you know what I did! It was so confusing in there. I must have grabbed the wrong phone." Meanwhile My phone was ringing, my superhero sidekick quailman was face timing me so he could not possibly deny the allegations. I swiftly thanked him and left. Superhero? Maybe? Or HELL YEA!! I've got the speed the jumps, the power, the body, the seduction, the sex appeal, the strength, the leadership and yet the calm to weather the storm. Always listen to your superhero inner voice. Always keep your things close! Fight for what's right. Stand for what you believe in! Be a superhero! When I got back into the restaurant I received a standing ovation. I was proud. I just showed every man in there I can stand up to bully's and other men. It was a win for the ladies! Just because you are a...

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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