Apple Picking Tactics
- A 16-year-old boy is accused of snatching an iPhone as a woman held it in her mouth while searching her purse for a cigarette, police say.
The boy had approached the woman in her early 20s around 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of North State Street and asked her if she had a cigarette, police said.
She said she did and placed her iPhone in her mouth so she could use both hands to search her purse, police said. The teen then shoved her in the face and grabbed the iPhone, then ran south on State Street and east on Randolph Street, police said.
Responding officers saw the woman and a witness chasing the boy south on Garland Court and were able to catch him and recover the phone, which the woman said was worth $800. The teen was charged as a juvenile with robbery, according to police.
Someone ought to educate the public - someone comes up and asks for a light or a smoke, maybe you ought to think twice about stopping to engage in the transaction.
Nice job by the officers though.