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Disabled ping pong star mugged after sex offer

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08:28 CEST+02:00
A member of the Swedish para table tennis team had his wallet and mobile phone stolen in Malmö on Wednesday night by a woman who first wondered if he would like to have sex with her, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

Peter Molander was making his way home in his wheelchair after working late at the offices of an organization for disabled athletes when a black car came to an abrupt halt beside him. A woman stepped out of the vehicle and asked, in English, if he wanted to have sex.

“It was quite a strange question to be asked, particularly at half past midnight at Möllevångstorget,” Molander told Sydsvenskan.

“She kept asking, despite the fact that I said no. She said ‘good sex' a few times. Then she leaned over and pushed me down.”

Molander keeps his valuables in a pocket under the seat and imagined his new iPhone and his wallet would escape the woman's clutches. But he quickly realized that she had done her homework and had rifled through his possessions as she lay on top of him.

“There was nothing I could do. I wasn't able to push her away. Then she suddenly got up and said I was boring. When she saw that I was feeling in the pocket for my phone and wallet she ran back to the car and disappeared.”

Molander noticed that the woman interspersed her conversation with snatches of perfect Swedish and believed her use of English was nothing but a smokescreen. Unfortunately for him, however, there were no witnesses to the incident on the empty city centre square and he was unable to note down the registration number of the woman's vehicle.

Police in the city have received a number of similar reports in recent months of a woman approaching her victims with offers of sex before making off with their valuables.

“It was only the next day that it really sank in. You start thinking about what could have happened if she'd had a weapon or something. It's also very humiliating when you can't defend yourself,” he said.

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