Pregnant Woman Robbed While Having Labor Contractions

Julienne Antoine will never forget Oct. 24. It was the day her daughter, Janelle, was born, but it was also the day when something precious to her was stolen.

Antoine, of Orlando, Florida, was experiencing contractions that were 20 minutes apart when she decided about 10:30 a.m. to take a walk in hopes her water would break.

While she was walking, she came across a young man.

“I just looked at him and smiled, and then he had something in his hand,” she told Orlando station WKMG-TV. “He was smoking, and he kind of threw it out and he just lunged at me.”

Antoine said the unidentified man grabbed a gold necklace worth $1,500 off her neck, a gift she’d been given 10 years ago for her birthday. He put it in his pocket and walked away, she said.

“Who robs a pregnant woman?” she told the TV station.

Antoine said she was shocked.

“When he snatched the chain, he put it in his pocket and proceeded to walk past me like nothing happened,” she told Fox 35 Orlando. “I was like, ‘What did you do that for?’ and I’m thinking in my mind, ‘What just happened? Did this really happen?’”

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