ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 35-year-old man with stealing a cellphone from a woman as she lay dying on a sidewalk outside Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
According to Evita Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the theft happened Sunday, October 18 just before 1:15 p.m. near the intersection of Arsenal and Anheuser-Busch Place Drive, located in the Soulard neighborhood.
Caldwell said the victim, 64-year-old Jacqueline Olden, was jogging when she collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Olden got up and attempted to make a phone call before collapsing again.
A short time later, a man in a van pulled up alongside Olden. The man can be seen exiting the van, grabbing Olden’s cellphone, and then driving away from the area.
An ambulance arrived and brought Olden to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Caldwell said investigators eventually located and arrested a suspect, identified as Brian Davenport.
Prosecutors charged Davenport with one count of stealing.