Cell phones can be useful for calling for help if you have been assaulted. However, as the saying goes: “when seconds count, police are just minutes away”. A Chicago woman used her phone not to call police, but to beat her attempted mugger repeatedly with said phone.
From Chicago Sun Times:
A woman who was approached by a robber armed with a knife Friday evening in north suburban Lake Forest repeatedly hit him in the head with her cellphone until he ran away.
The attempted robbery happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Western Avenue, Lake Forest police said.
The woman, described as in her mid-30s, was approached by a male brandishing a large kitchen knife and he tried to rob her, police said. She struck him in the head with her cellphone multiple times and he ran off.
Always fight back.
It would have been better if she had one of these: