Would-Be Robbers Return Wallet to Soldier
Milwaukee muggers thank man for service after seeing ID card
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Nov 11, 2009 9:28 AM CST
"The guy continued to say throughout the situation that he respects what I do and at one point he actually thanked me and he actually apologized," said the reservist.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A group of Milwaukee muggers proved yesterday that there is, in fact, honor among thieves. After stopping a university student, holding a gun to his neck, and rummaging through his wallet, the group spotted an Army ID and decided to spare the man. "At one point he actually thanked me and he actually apologized," the student told AP. "The leader of the group actually walked back, gave me a quick fist bump, which was very strange."

"I'm just kind of awestruck that everything was given back to me due to just being in the military, " said the Army reservist. "I realize in pretty much every other situation that wouldn't happen." He's right. The robbers allegedly approached a convicted burglar later in the evening who was carrying a Department of Corrections inmate ID. They robbed him at gunpoint and stole his wallet.