Two members of the Bay Area Derby (BAD) Girls were robbed at gunpoint earlier this month by at least two assailants who made away with the entire night's box office receipts. The women were not harmed.
Derby member Katy Lim tells NBC Bay Area the pair were on their way back from a match featuring the Richmond Wrecking Belles when they were attacked. The team is quite certain the attackers knew the girls were carrying the night's earnings.
"They were carrying all the money to deposit. The entire money from the event. Not just profit, but the money that we use to pay the vendor, and venue," Lim said.
San Francisco police have not said how the investigation is progressing. "It's still ongoing. We hope they're close to capturing the suspects," says Lim.
A statement on the team's website says "we have no intention of allowing truly despicable scumbags who would steal from a non-profit organization to stop us from rolling."
Of course, the obvious question is "who would rob two derby girls?" Their website describes them after all as women "with manicured fists of fury and cankles from hell."
When we put that question to Lim, figuring she understood we meant derby girls were tough, she assumed something entirely different: "I know! We don't make much money!"
The team plans to expand an already scheduled three day tournament in Oakland to raise money to compensate for the loss. "We'll blow it out" says Lim.