Tonight (Friday, May 6) in the ten minutes I was in the shower at Medgar Evers Pool, from 6:20 to 6:30, someone stole about $50 from my duffle in the men’s locker room. The only people in there were a dozen boys of various ages, none beyond high school. They had to take the duffle off it’s hook while my eyes were closed or back turned, which was pretty gutsy. My stuff was a bit scattered in the room, and one of the guys, under my frustrated attention, did find my towel, but no one came up with the money, of course. Not wanting to try a scene, I didn’t make much fuss beyond reporting it at the front desk. I should have yelled for any of their parents in the pool area to come in and look for the money in the kids’ possessions.
If your son went to the Medgar Evers pool for a 6:30 swim tonight (Friday, May 6), have a look through his stuff. If you find a couple 20’s and some singles that shouldn’t be there, let me know. And give him what for.
I know I shouldn’t have given them the opportunity, but come on, ten minutes in the shower, with the bag in sight. After swimming there since the mid-90’s (and volunteering for high school students every month for years), it’s just sad.
Sorry about the typo (its).
It’s been a few years since I’ve used any of the municipal pools, but I always used to bring my own Master combination lock (not sure if the rules have changed, but they used to allow you to bring your own lock – you just weren’t allowed to leave it overnight). I always locked up my stuff – even when I was just a few feet away using the shower. It’s certainly not your fault your money was stolen but it’s quite easy to thwart thievery in the locker rooms.
Sorry to hear about your experience and thanks for letting the community know. It’s a good reminder for us all to be very careful out and about as this could happen in other situations also.
I never bring my wallet when I use the pool, just a quarter for a locker and have never had any problems. Not sure how secure those lockers actually are and the last thing I want is some loser to get my ID with my address and my keys. Be careful with a master lock as youtube has several videos how they can be opened with a small piece of aluminum from a beer can.
If the parents did find the kids with money (if they even have parents), they likely got a pat on the back for scoring some money for 40’s.
Hahaha. get with the program. don’t take money to the gym