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

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

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.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Follow Laine Doss on Twitter @LaineDoss and Facebook.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.