Police: No charges in viral beach theft video - New York News

Police: No charges in viral beach theft video

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No charges are expected against two women who were caught on camera apparently trying to steal items from a Florida beach, police said Monday.

A man, who identifies himself as "Flicky Rich" on YouTube, caught the whole thing on camera. He confronted the females who attempt to take his canopy from the beach.

In just three days, the video has more than 1 million hits on YouTube.

Contacted by FOX 13 on Monday morning, New Smyrna Beach police said the incident happened July 4 around 6:30 p.m. They received a phone call after the incident, but by the time officers arrived, the women had left the scene.

"Is that yours?" the man in the video asks the women.

"Yeah, but we don't know how to do it," said one of the women.

The man quickly reveals that the items belong to his family. After a few awkward moments, the women get angry and actually demand that he turns off the camera.

Police told FOX 13 that the man decided not to pursue charges against the women; it appears the viral nature of his shaming was enough.

Investigators said the women could have faced charges of simple battery and grand theft.

Police said the investigation is now closed.

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