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iPads Stolen From Special Needs Boys at Shorty's BBQ in Davie

What would you do if you saw two boys walk away from a picnic table at a busy restaurant, leaving their expensive iPads on the bench?

If you were like most people, you would pick them up and return them to the kids or their parents on your way to pick up your ribs and chicken.

Two women at a Davie restaurant saw the forgotten iPads as an opportunity to steal instead of do a good deed.

WPLG reports that on September 2, two unidentified women were caught on surveillance video leaving Shorty's BBQ on University Drive with two iPads under their arms, while a third woman watches the family return to the scene of the crime to retrieve the lost devices.

According to WPLG, the Worrell family were out for a meal when 10 year-old Terry Jr. and eight year-old Allen left their iPads on the table. The boys are special needs children and use the iPads for learning.

Terry Worrell, the father of the boys, told WPLG, "When they called our name we went in and as soon as we sat down I saw that they didn't have their iPads and I said let me take a look, went out to the bench, and they were gone."

The family filed a police report with Davie Police about the incident, which sets the Worrells back about $1,000.

Capt. Dale Engle of the Davie Police told Clean Plate Charlie that they have no suspects but are investigating.

Take a look at this video. If you can identify these women, Davie Police are requesting you call Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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