November 4, 2015, New York City Serena Williams is being dubbed “Super Serena” for catching the thief who swiped her cell phone while she was enjoying dinner with friends at a Chinese-food restaurant. The tennis veteran shared the details on social media, saying her instincts told her to be wary of a man who decided to stand next to her. Williams’ phone rested on the table, and though she admits to attempting to cease her suspicions, she was proved right when the unnamed thief dashed with her mobile device.
“I shouted ‘Omg that dude took my phone!!’” Williams recalls. “Not thinking, I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down.”
The tennis star seemingly tracked him with ease and used a “menacing yet calm” voice to ask the thief if his actions were “accidental.” Needless to say, Williams left the robber embarrassed and returned to a standing ovation back at the restaurant.
“Always listen to your superhero inner voice,” Williams concludes. “Always keep your things close! Fight for what’s right. Stand for what you believe in! Just because you are a lady, don’t be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim, but a hero!”