Having a social justice warrior meme group has brought people into my life who are serious about their politics and also fucking hilarious.
So I got my phone back after three days and got a bonus view of the new Yankee stadium, the cellphone number of a cop at that precinct, a tour of the thief's apartment (cops did not accompany me for the phone retrieval -- I got to do that by myself, which was so much more exciting), mild abuse by a football-watching officer who said he was too busy to help and told me to go back home, a confession from a girl waiting to drop charges against her property-stealing, possibly crack-addicted "model" boyfriend/ex-boyfriend. It was such a fun day.
Guess how much of a reward I gave the thief for finally returning the phone to me? You will probably think I'm a sucker when I tell you, but I'm curious to hear how much you think I gave him first.