Serena Williams has declared herself a superhero after she chased down a man who stole her phone while she was having dinner in San Francisco on Tuesday.
According to her Facebook post, the tennis player was enjoying a meal with a friend when she saw a man standing close to her table. She felt something wasn’t right, and sure enough, the man swooped her phone.
“Not thinking I reacted (hence the superwoman photo) I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down,” she wrote.
“He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash!”
She kindly asked the man whether he had accidentally taken her phone, and the man, realizing she was onto him, stated that he must’ve grabbed the wrong phone.
“Superhero?” she wrote. “Maybe? Or HELL YEA!! I’ve got the speed the jumps, the power, the body, the seduction, the sex appeal, the strength, the leadership and yet the calm to weather the storm.”
Williams took the opportunity to preach to her almost four million Facebook fans, stating that this was “a win for the ladies.”
“Always listen to your superhero inner voice. Always keep your things close! Fight for what’s right. Stand for what you believe in! Be a superhero!” she continued. “Just because you are a lady don’t be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero! SuperSerena and her sidekick quailman.”
See her Facebook post and the surveillance video below.