Cops: Teens' Phone Theft Leaves Father of 7 Dead

Three are charged after victim was dragged by fleeing car, say Chicago police
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2017 11:58 AM CDT
Teen Girls Charged After Phone Sale Turns Deadly
Courtney Sherman   (Round Lake Beach Police Department)

A 43-year-old Chicago man trying to sell his old iPhone instead ended up dead at the hands of three teenage girls, police say. Trinidad Bueno-Sanchez, also identified as Javier Bueno, had arranged to sell an iPhone 6 using the Offer Up app and met a prospective buyer in a Chicago parking lot on April 24, authorities tell the Chicago Tribune. The teen buyer, in a vehicle with four others, asked to see the phone and Bueno-Sanchez obliged, according to police. The teen then handed him an envelope. But just as Bueno-Sanchez realized it contained only a few dollars, not the $450 he'd requested, the driver of the car raced away, police say, per ABC 7. Because Bueno-Sanchez had been leaning inside the vehicle at the time, he was dragged along for a bit until he fell, say authorities.

Though he was able to speak to responding authorities, the 43-year-old father of seven had hit his head on pavement and died of his injuries on Thursday. "He was such a good person, he didn't deserve any of this," says his daughter. "There are thefts that occur, but something of this seriousness, it's actually unheard of," a Round Lake Beach police rep tells CBS Chicago. "Everything that could have went wrong did," he adds, per Fox 6. Courtney Sherman, 18, has since been charged with reckless homicide and robbery and is being held on $500,000 bond. Two juveniles, 16 or 17, face the same charges. Two other teenagers in the vehicle will not be charged, police say. Supporters have started a GoFundMe campaign for the victim's family. (Read more robbery stories.)

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