NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was arrested and charged Thursday with stealing buckets of candy and toys from a front porch on Staten Island.
Rasha Rohmen, 33, was charged with petit larceny, police said.
Investigators said she was seen on video stealing buckets of candy and toys from a family’s front porch.
Candy was left out on Halloween this past Saturday by residents who couldn’t be home, but still wanted to give to the trick-or-treaters.
Holly Jones and her husband wanted to take their 8-year-old son trick-or-treating, but still wanted to leave goodies for the neighborhood kids. So they left the treats on the front porch in good faith, Sanchez reported.
Pictures of the bins that Jones put out show a sign asking children to “Save some for others.”
As part of the Teal Project, Jones also filled a bowl with toys for children with allergies. Those were taken too.
“I was very heartbroken. My son was wondering why somebody would do something like this,” Jones said. “And I just said there are bad people in the world.”
James Smith, on Staten Island’s Wilson Avenue, did the same thing, but a camera caught a woman taking off with his entire bowl of candy.