Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Mother Has No Shame Stealing Phone, Cops Say

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Mother Has No Shame Stealing Phone, Cops Say

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SADDLE BROOK -- Police are asking the public's help to identify a woman and boy who stole a restaurant patron's cellphone off the floor at the Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet on Sunday.

Chief Robert Kugler said the suspects could be a mother and her son and released video footage of the alleged crime on Monday night to media.

The chief admonished the woman, saying she should have set a better example for the boy.

"Shame on her and she needs to be held accountable," Kugler wrote in a statement.

The cellphone's owners were waiting to be seated at the restaurant around 6 p.m., Kugler said.

They later realized their son had accidentally dropped a Samsung Galaxy 4 Mini smartphone, covered in an OtterBox case, on the floor. …

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