Two men attempted to take a man’s iPhone and ended up dragging the man 100 feet as he hung onto their car when they attempted to get away at about 8:12 p.m. Wednesday, Bridgeton Police said.
Bridgeton Police pulled the car over and arrested two men a short time later.
Keith Pullom, 25 of the 12100 block of Remiger Drive in Spanish Lake, and Dwayne Etheridge, 24, of the 300 block of Behlmann Meadows Way in North County, were charged Thursday with second-degree robbery.
Bridgeton Police said Pullom and Etheridge arranged to meet the man in a parking lot along at 12235 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton after he advertised on Craigslist to sell his iPhone 5. The man handed his phone to Pullom, who was sitting in a car driven by Etheridge, according to a police report.
Pullom inspected the phone and handed it back to the man, asking him to remove the SIM card. When the man complied, Pullom grabbed the phone, pushed the seller and told the driver, “Go,” police said.
The driver drove away, but the man grabbed onto the open window. He was dragged about 100 feet before falling onto the roadway.
A Bridgeton Police officer heard the commotion and got a description of the car from the victim. Another Bridgeton Police officer stopped the car a short time later.
The phone was recovered after it was thrown out the window when police pulled the car over, officers said.
Bail was set at $20,000 each for Pullom and Etheridge.
For more crime information on Maryland Heights Patch, see the following articles:
- DNA Match Helps Police Find Burglary Suspect