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charity mugger

Someone who approaches people to collect donations or set up standing orders for a charity. The charity muggers in this town are so tenacious, and they make you feel like a horrible person if you don't contribute something!
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mugger

n. someone, usually a male, who attacks and robs people. I clobbered the mugger with a tire iron I carry just for such occasions.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Several suspects were arrested in an operation on Moi Avenue, Racecourse Road, Ronald Ngala Street, Tom Mboya Road and Wakulima Market area."These muggers are some of the most dangerous in town," Senior Sergeant Osoro Albert told the Nation.
Apart from common suggestions like making a noise when attacked, never trying to wrestle a mugger and the importance of having mace in one's hands, Solano also revealed some unknown facts like why muggers prefer to rob people on Fridays.
I managed to speak to the lad and he said his mugger had come from behind him and punched him.
Famous "Stop it Mike!" yelled the man, named Terry - a fellow cabby - and as Mike swore and shouted: "Let me kill him!" the mugger got to his feet and ran off in terror.
The mugger, who was white, 17-24, 5ft 7in and of very thin build, ran off empty-handed in the direction of a fire station.
In one year, the average fine handed to muggers by magistrates was only pounds 75, and yet a minor parking infringement earns a pounds 120 ticket in London, or pounds 70 outside the capital.
The 23-year-old victim, who has not been named, was walking on a pathway off Cromwell Close, Willenhall at around 12.30pm on Friday, July 10, when he was approached by the mugger.
"My mom, who has always been fearful of such attacks, had wrapped the strap of her purse around her fingers and when the mugger pulled the handbag, he nearly pulled apart two of my mother's fingers.
The robbery took place shortly before 1.45pm outside Portobello Green Arcade and the mugger ran off towards nearby Ladbroke Grove Underground station.
The mugger took two purses containing about pounds 40.
How is a mugger different from the Internal Revenue Service?
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THE Kinks front man Ray Davies was recovering last night after being shot by a mugger who snatched his girlfriend's bag.
A BRAVE janitor tackled a mugger just four weeks after he "died" on an operating table.
Murray dismisses the wannabe mugger, but Carter won't let him pass without payment.