The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Homepage

January 2, 2014

Cops: Man stole purse after borrowing phone

PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he stole the purse of a woman who acted as a Good Samaritan by letting him use her cellphone.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 35-year-old Sherman Jones, of Ross Township, who was also arrested Wednesday on drunk driving, stolen property, and retail theft charges stemming from two unrelated incidents.

Shaler Township police have charged Jones with robbery and other crimes for the incident Tuesday in a pharmacy parking lot. That's where police say Jones walked up to the woman's vehicle and asked to borrow her phone. While he was doing that, police say he grabbed the woman's purse from the front seat of her vehicle.

Police say the woman chased Jones by driving through a yard, though he escaped before his arrest on Wednesday.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Tribune-Democrat News Slideshow
Latest News
Local News
Sports

Features
Multimedia
Featured Ads
Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Front page
Front page
Poll

Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

Yes
No
I'm not sure
     View Results
House Ads
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow