Patriotic Muggers Return Soldier's Wallet

You've got to hand it to Wisconsin's muggers. They may be criminals, but darn it, they're patriotic criminals!

A Milwaukee Army reservist's military identification earned him some street cred Tuesday, when he says four men who mugged him at gunpoint returned his belongings and thanked him for his service after finding the ID.

The 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student said he was walking home from work about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when he was pulled into an alley and told to lay face down and with a gun to his neck. Four men took his wallet, $16, keys, his cell phone and even a PowerBar wrapper from his pants pockets, he said.

But the hostile tone quickly changed when one of the robbers, whom the reservist presumed was the leader, saw an Army ID in the wallet. The robber told the others to return the items and they put most of his belongings on the ground next to him, including the wrapper, the reservist said.

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What, no videos of the guy's dog greeting him after the robbery?

It could have been a momentary lapse into honour for the criminals, or it could have been a fear of ticking off the army.

What exactly is a state myth about treating a soldier with respect? Dude is going to risk his life for his country - that's something to respect.
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