“A thief is using the threat of potential herpes to rob people in the Bronx, and he’s been quite successful,” villagevoice.com reports. “On at least three occasions in the past month, the robber has threatened people with a hypodermic needle during robberies in the borough’s Williamsbridge section. In each case — under the threat of potential herpes — the victims handed over their belongings without a fight.” Needless to say, the Voice’s blog gets straight to the heart of the matter: “This raises the question: would you be more likely to give up your shit to a thief if you were threatened with herpes or threatened with a gun? . . . “We’re on the fence about this one — as much as we’d prefer to not get shot, we’d also prefer to not get herpes.” In gun-free NYC it’s all about relative degrees of victimhood. Nice.