These celebrities were victims of violent attacks
Frankie Grande viciously mugged in NYC by teenagers, “I am so thankful to be safe"
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While fame and fortune are coveted assets, they come with a pretty serious set of risks. Wealth makes you a target for those who might want to steal from you, while being a celebrity can make you an object of obsession, resentment, and hatred. Stalking is a major issue for public figures and can often take a nasty, violent turn. Celebrities have even died as a result of senseless acts of violence perpetrated by crazed strangers. Although, sometimes, they are victimized by those closest to them.
'Big Brother' alum Frankie Grande, who is also Ariana Grande's brother, was violently mugged by a 13-year-old and 17-year-old on November 9 in Midtown Manhattan in NYC. The teenagers reportedly struck him on the back of the head and then stole his Vuitton bag, which held his iPhone, AirPods, a pair of sunglasses, and his wallet. The muggers were arrested shortly after they attempted to use one of Frankie's credit cards at a nearby smoke shop, and police told E! News the two individuals were each charged with two counts of robbery as well as assault and harassment.
“Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers,” Frankie wrote on his Instagram Story on November 15. “I am so thankful to be safe and healing. Keep shining bright and stay safe out there.”
Click through this gallery to see which famous figures have been attacked, ranging from minor brawls to deadly shootings.
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