Man Allegedly Stole Woman's Cellphone While She Was Suffering a Heart Attack On St. Louis Sidewalk

64-year-old Air Force veteran Jacquelyn "Jackie" Olden had been jogging in the vicinity of the Anheuser-Busch brewery.

October 30, 2020

Brian Davenport [St. Louis Police Department]

Brian Davenport [St. Louis Police Department]

By: Julien McNab

St. Louis Police announced this week that a suspect is in custody after they posted an appeal for help in identifying a man who stole a cellphone off of a woman who had collapsed on a St. Louis sidewalk.

Video surveillance posted by the St. Louis police appears to show someone coming to the aid of stricken Air Force veteran Jacquelyn "Jackie" Olden, who, according to KSDK, was jogging when she collapsed to the ground after suffering a heart attack. After falling Olden reportedly was still alive and tried to get up and use her cellphone to call for help. Rather than coming to the aid of Olden however, it is alleged that 35-year-old Brian Davenport took her cellphone and drove off with it in a red van.

People reports that Olden, who took part in Operation Desert Storm, had retired this May from Rossman (Prep) School where she had been a "cherished kitchen assistant."

Marlon Lee, who befriended Olden through church and their Toastmasters club told KSDK "Someone being in such a toxic position to where they can not be that good Samaritan to assist her but to take her cell phone while she was still fighting for life: it's horrendous, but I do know, that person needs help."

Davenport has been charged with one count of felony stealing and awaits his next court date.

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