Man Accused Of Stealing Cell Phone From Bartender - New York News

Man Accused Of Stealing Cell Phone From Bartender

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

A bold move inside a popular Center City bar on the July 4th was all caught on camera.

The alleged victim spoke out exclusively to Fox 29.

The man's actions in the security tape are so blatant and daring, it's almost shocking.

A local bartender is accusing him of stealing from her in the middle of the day.

Surveillance video shows a man and a woman walk up to the deserted second floor bar of Jose Pistola’s around 3:30 p.m on July 4th.

The man peered around the closed bar, and then patiently waited for the woman to head down the stairs.

That's when bartender Jenni Williams said he struck, lunging over the counter and taking what she says is her iPhone.

He then strolled out the front door, before ripping his hat off while running down the street.

"It made me really angry. To actually see the person do that made me really angry,” Williams said.

Williams said she filed a police report and Central Detectives is now investigating.

She said she was upstairs grabbing a drink menu when her cell got snatched.

"I was gone not very long, five minutes, not even,” Williams said.

It was taken two days before her wedding anniversary.

On it, priceless photos and important information.

"Now I know it's probably smart to back up your phone weekly, but I would do it every couple months and unfortunately I lost some things I can't get back,” Williams said.

Management at Jose Pistola’s said they feel terrible for Williams, described as a hard worker trying to put herself through school.

Moving forward, they plan to increase security measures.

"We'll put like a red rope at the bottom of the stairs, keep the back door locked,” Jose Pistola’s Co-Owner Casey Parker said.

Williams realizes she may never get her cell phone back, but she's coming forward to help others.

"I just want to get the guy's face out there, you know, just warn others and maybe someone recognizes him and it scares him enough to stop doing what he's doing,” she said.

Police said they have no reports of any other thefts at other locations around the bar.

If you have any information, please call Central Detectives at 215-686-3093/4.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Man Charged In Mayfair Double Murder

    Man Charged In Mayfair Double Murder

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:40:24 GMT
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday.Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday.
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday. Police say robbery appears to be the motive. 
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday. Police say robbery appears to be the motive. 
  • Police: Flags From Veterans' Graves Stolen And Burned

    Police: Flags From Veterans' Graves Stolen And Burned

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:31:17 GMT
    Bensalem police say flags and decorations where snatched from veterans' graves and then burned.
    Bensalem police say flags and decorations where snatched from veterans' graves and then burned.
  • Fat Camp Helps Dogs Shed Pounds And Stay Healthy

    Fat Camp Helps Dogs Shed Pounds And Stay Healthy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:28:44 GMT
    Any dog owner knows the whine of a dog wanting a treating. However, too many treats and table scraps may have your dog packing on the pounds, and could even threaten their life.
    Any dog owner knows the whine of a dog wanting a treating. However, too many treats and table scraps may have your dog packing on the pounds, and could even threaten their life.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:12:52 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff's officials said.
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff's officials said.
  • Fighting street harassment

    Fighting street harassment

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:37:24 GMT
    New York City women are tired of hearing vile things yelled at them as they walk down the street. Many women are going public about street harassment and catcalling. Some even post picture of their offenders on social media. Founded in 2005, Hollaback! is an anti-harassment organization giving women a platform to do just that.
    New York City women are tired of hearing vile things yelled at them as they walk down the street. Many women are going public about street harassment and catcalling. Some even post picture of their offenders on social media. Founded in 2005, Hollaback! is an anti-harassment organization giving women a platform to do just that.
  • Street Stories

    NYC homelessness and panhandling

    NYC homelessness and panhandling

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:08:08 GMT
    Homeless people still sleep under the Manhattan Bridge, but others who used to camp out near its base have been displaced by police and are now calling Park Avenue South home. Park Avenue South sits in one of the trendiest parts of Manhattan, with businesses, restaurants, hotels, and swank lofts. It's also the street corner home base of Tommy Lanfranchi and his domestic partner Nicole Kilroy, who've been in a methadone program for 10 years.
    Homeless people still sleep under the Manhattan Bridge, but others who used to camp out near its base have been displaced by police and are now calling Park Avenue South home. Park Avenue South sits in one of the trendiest parts of Manhattan, with businesses, restaurants, hotels, and swank lofts. It's also the street corner home base of Tommy Lanfranchi and his domestic partner Nicole Kilroy, who've been in a methadone program for 10 years.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices