March 29, 2023

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — I barely stepped off the train in Milan when I realized all of my money was gone.

I looked down and saw the zipper of my crossbody bag halfway open. My wallet with 700 euros and all my credit cards had vanished. Panic overwhelmed me.

I asked for a police officer in the subway station, but I was told there were none. I knew I had to somehow get to the Milan Police Station.

Luckily, my teenage daughter had 20 euros in her pocket, which was enough to get a taxi to the station.

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