Funny, just last month a friend of mine was texting while walking late one night when two kids came up to him. One of them said, "I need to make a call, give me your phone." My friend basically understood this as he was geting mugged, and complied, handing the two kids his phone. When the kids saw that he was still using a flip-phone, they one guy said, "oh. nevermind" and gave the phone back to my friend. Lol!
Anyways, point is, its dangerous to text and walk! I know of a girl that was also assaulted while she was walking through Colombia campus while texting - again, the mugger just wanted her phone. Be careful, people!