I noticed a couple of people that looked a little suspicious, but I didn't think much about it. They looked like they were in their late teens or early twenties, and dressed in the typical "skater" look. However, I could tell that they were acting a little fidgety. So I just assumed they were probably high, and I avoided them as much as possible.
ok well this just made me mad.
yea i feel bad you got mugged, but not all skater people are bad...
Sadly, these are often the people that cause situations like this. It's completely true.
Case in point, last night. People wearing hoodies and baggy pants (the skater look naturally) were outside a convenience store when I walked in. I was not in a bad neightbourhood there either. They were huddled, looking very clandestine, and smoking marijuana in the corner. I kept my distance and hurried into the convenience store.
A few minutes later, two of the guys come into the store. They start yelling at the store clerk in a high state, demanding that they buy "apple flavoured". "JUST GIVE ME THE PAPERS!" one of them screamed. I can't recall if they paid for them or not. They then rushed back outside, presumably to continue smoking the stuff.
Then, I was at the corner of the street waiting to cross. The group starts hurriedly dashing toward me, screaming. I was terrified. Then, one of them shouts "WHOA, THAT KID LOOKS LIKE FRASIER, THAT'S MESSED UP MAN!".... then they continued screaming and ran passed me, joints in one hand and bottles of Smirnoff vodka in the other.
Naturally, not all skaters are like this, but many I have run into are.