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Serena Williams chases down thief, toots her own horn

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Serena Williams won Facebook on Wednesday, tooting her own horn with a post that detailed a dramatic scene involving the tennis star, a Chinese restaurant and a phone thief.

“Soooooo yesterday at dinner the CRAZIEST THING happened to me,” the post began.

Williams was dining with a friend when she noticed a man who was acting suspicious.

“He was there too long,” she wrote. “'Is he a customer?’ I thought. 'Is he waiting on the bathroom?’”

Williams kept her eye on the man when suddenly he grabbed her phone from the seat next to her. We’ll let Williams take it from here:

“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!”

She calmly asked the man if he “accidentally” took the wrong phone as it was ringing with a FaceTime call for Williams. The man said he did and handed it over.

Williams ended the post with this: “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 lady don’t be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero!”

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 3:45pm]


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