Former California Senator Barbara Boxer was attacked and robbed while walking in Oakland on Monday afternoon.

The former congresswoman, 80, who retired in 2017, said she was attacked by an attacker in Jack London Square.

“It’s hard for me to describe what happened because it was so fast but as I moved away from him he came behind me, pushed me hard and before I could fall it was like he grabbed my phone in front of him so it’s just hard to put it all together. ”< Without identifying boxers, Oakland police confirmed a heist in the neighborhood on the 300th block of 3rd Street around 1:15 p.m.

The suspect slapped the former lawmaker in the back and stole her phone before leaving fled in a waiting car, according to a statement on Boxer’s Twitter page.

“I said, ‘Why would you do this to a grandma?” I yelled at the kid as he ran on my phone, “Boxer said.

“I said ‘I want to call my grandchildren, why are you doing this?’ He might not care. He got into the car. But I hope he’s a little to blame. “

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