In my 20 years I have been mugged 3 or 4 times downtown Salem, my house has been broken into and robbed 4 times, they snuck in and robbed it another time. I can't even count how many times I've been approached by a crackhead that towers me and asks me for money, I always say no. But if he wanted to take it all I have to fight back with is my martial arts.
OK, that statement right there lets me know that you're flat out lying. Either that, or you're a stupid kid who's intentionally puttinghimself at risk by walking around downtown Salem at hours that are likely to get you mugged.
Salem is not exactly a hot bed of crime ridden streets. I grew up and lived in Salem for more years than you've been alive. I travel there frequently. You're completely full of it.
To everyone else, this kid (if he even is a20 year old kid), is pulling everyone's leg, or is just an attention *****. Ignore him.