Man charged, accused of stealing cellphone from woman dying on St. Louis sidewalk

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This undated photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Brian Davenport, who is arrested on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, and charged with felony stealing for allegedly taking a cellphone from a 64-year-old jogger who had collapsed on a St. Louis sidewalk on Oct. 18. The woman later died. (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

ST, LOUIS, Mo. — A man is facing charges for allegedly stealing a cellphone from a collapsed jogger who was dying on a St. Louis sidewalk.

Brian Davenport, 35, was arrested Monday and is charged with felony stealing, authorities said. He does not yet have a listed attorney.

The 64-year-old jogger collapsed around 1 p.m. Oct. 18 in the city’s Soulard neighborhood, police said. Davenport was arrested after surveillance video showed a man getting out of a van, taking the phone and leaving the woman on the sidewalk.

The woman later died at a hospital. Officials have not released her name yet.

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