A Collingswood teenager whose mother has already given him up twice to police for alleged burglaries in the borough in the past year found himself in hot water again this month.
On September 2, Collingswood police received a report of a stolen iPhone. The victim was a 24-year-old Audubon man who had been visiting a friend in the Heights of Collingswood apartment building.
While the man waited in the lobby of the 'D' Tower at the complex, he plugged in his phone to charge and lost track of it, police said.
Then, one of the victim's friends reportedly got a call from his phone; when the friend answered, it was a 15-year-old resident of the apartment building, telling him, "I've got your iPhone and I want to give it back," police said.
When an officer went to investigate, police said, the teen reported that his parents were making him return the property. The phone was also missing a case, which the the teen said he had lost.
When his parents said they would not be making restitution for the allegedly stolen property, the teen was arrested.