BART Passenger Talks About Getting Threatening Robbery Note


Dragland was riding a Dublin-bound BART train from Daly City to East Bay around 5 p.m. on Saturday when her would-be robber dropped a handwritten note in her lap, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The note read, "There are 2 guns pointed at you now". "If you want to live hand back your wallet + phone NOW + do not turn around and be descreet".

After that, the suspect got up and left the train at Powell Street station in San Francisco.

Dragland said it was the most scared she's ever been in her life.

At that time, the suspect allegedly stood up and exited the train.

When asked where she got the idea to fake having a seizure, Dragland said, "It might have been 'Law and Order, ' I don't know why I did it".

Ms Dragland was handed this note. Police released two photo of the suspected attempted robber, who is described as a white woman, with long strawberry blonde hair, possibly in her mid-30's and pulling a shopping cart.

"I probably looked very ridiculous, '" she recalled.

However, Dragland says she will not press charges against her mugger as she wants to put the incident behind her. Dragland said, adding that a few people came over to her, and that her actions "caused a commotion, and then the person got off at the next stop".

Authorities have released photos of a woman suspected in a freakish attempted robbery aboard a BART train. She slumped to the side and started shaking and crying, she said.

Dragland, a public relations specialist at a video game company, said the incident started when someone positioned behind her dropped a threatening note in her lap. I think it had something to do with watching a lot of 'Law & Order.' I think I saw that in an episode.

After reviewing surveillance video from the train, BART officials today said the video evidence corroborates the victim's report.

Police say there was no indication from the video that the suspect was armed. Statistically, he says, crime is low some 200,000 people ride BART on an average weekend day.

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