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Friday, July 8, 2011

Jealous Guy Steals Girlfriend's Cellphone

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 12:20 PM

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A local man was so sick and tired of listening to his girlfriend gabbing on her cellphone and texting away to friends, that he decided to finally do something about it.

No, he didn't break up with her. He stole her phone instead.

According to police, the Glen Park man understandably grew irritated waiting for his lady friend to get off the phone so that they could hit the beach over the Fourth of July weekend. Growing flustered as he waited and watched the good rays passing him by, the man finally told her that she "spent way too much time on the phone and ignored everyone else."

The girl put her phone away in her pocket, but apparently that wasn't good enough for him. The man allegedly reached into the victim's pocket, grabbed her phone, and ran off with it.

She didn't run after him, police said. "She was too pissed off," Officer Harry Soulette tells SF Weekly.

He kept running and looking back as though someone was chasing after him, which naturally made him look suspicious, Soulette said. Officers nearby saw the man and slowed him down so they could talk to him and find out what was going on. When they learned that he had lost his composure and stole the victim's cellphone, they arrested him on suspicion of theft from a person.

And that's unfortunate, because it means he wasted a sunny day in jail.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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