A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 02, 2016
“A mugger robs a congressman” (joke)

A popular political joke has a mugger demand of a well-dressed man, “Give me your money!” The man protests, “You can’t do this! I’m a U.S. Congressman!” “In that case, give me my money!” the mugger replies.

The joke has been cited in print since at least 1997.


Google Groups: alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
Gimme My Money
Musicman (Brent Skilton)
6/20/97
Stop me if you read this in Reader’s Digest.  How you can stop me, I don’t know, but.....

Late one night a mugger wearing a ski mask jumped into the path of a well-dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs.

“Give me your money,” he demanded.

Indignant, the affluent man replied, “You can’t do this- I’’m a U.S. Congressman!”

“In that case,” replied the robber, “give me MY money!”

Google Books
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Public Speaking: 2nd Edition
By Laurie Rozakis
New York, NY: Alpha; Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall
1999
Pg. 77:
Late one night a mugger wearing a ski mask jumped into the path of a well-dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs. “Give me your money,” the mugger demanded. Indignant, the affluent man replied,

“You can’t do this — I’m a U.S. Congressman!”

“In that case,” replied the robber, “give me my money.”

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Collection of Jokes
Big Ben
7/22/99
(...)
Late one night a mugger wearing a ski mask jumped into the path of a well dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs."Give me your money,” he demanded.
Indignant ,the affluent man replied, “You can’t do this I’m a U.S. Congressman!”
“In that case give me my money!”

December 1999, VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine, “Jest a minute,” pg. 44, col. 3:
Late one night a mugger wearing a ski mask jumped into the path of a well-dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs. “Give me your money,” he demanded.

Indignant, the affluent man said, “You can’t do this-I’m a U.S. congressman!” “In that case,” replied the robber, “give me my money!”
Jim Vick Verona, Italy

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Give me my money
E Karm
9/21/05
Late one night, a mugger wearing a ski mask jumped into the path of a well dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs.

“Give me your money,” he demanded.

Indignant, the affluent man responded, “You can’t do this. I’m a United States Congressman!”

“In that case,” replied the mugger, “give me my money!!!!”

Reddit
Mugged in D.C
submitted October 2, 2016 by zen4ever99
A mugger stops a well-dressed man with a gun to his ribs and says “Give me your money”
The man replies back “You can’t do this – I’m a US Congressman!”
“Oh! In that case,” says the robber, “Give me MY money!”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Sunday, October 02, 2016 • Permalink