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Personal Experience: "An Unexpected Event"

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An Unexpected Event
Even though it happened two years ago, it marked our lives forever and the image is implanted as if it was yesterday. My friends, Mailina, Yhenny and I, just wanted to give a surprise get together party for one of our friends Letty returning from New York. It has been almost a year since we have seen her and figured we could surprise her with a little party. However, we were all in the dark that day. It was not the right time, right place, neither the right day for us to make a surprise party. On December 31, we decided to pick her up at the airport for a surprise. At 9pm, we arrived at the airport and parked the car at the terminal assigned parking. Up to that point, all was going according to plan. Our plan then was to attack her from all sides as the second surprise. When she arrived, we did just that and the look in her eyes was pure happiness. The surprise was perfect and all was picture perfect. Unfortunately, our current state of happiness changed while walking back to the parking lot with all of Letty¡¦s suitcases. While we were walking, back chatting and reminiscing about good times and our surprise. Suddenly, three strange guys appeared in front of us and demanded we give them our belongings. At first, my heart raced and did not notice they were armed. When I finally realized they had a gun one shouted,¡¨ Don¡¦t move or your dead¡¨ In that moment, I was breathless, in shock and terrified for my life. In the ten seconds of pure terror, we were frozen and the thieves took all our possessions. Soon after we realized the thieves took all our belongings, such as Letty¡¦s suitcases, her handbag, all our wallets and cellular phones, even the car¡¦s keys was in Mailina¡¦s handbags. A few minutes¡¦ later two airport security guards appeared and attempted to catch the criminal. Unfortunately, the thieves got away with all our belongings in a blue Ford Festiva. It seems the security guards were a bit late and too slow to catch them. Soon...