Wendy’s Customer Arrested After Stealing Employee’s iPhone

Vincenza Mico, 60, of Vero Beach was arrested after stealing an iPhone from a Wendy's employee.
Vincenza Mico, 60, of Vero Beach was arrested after stealing an iPhone from a Wendy's employee.

VERO BEACH, Florida – A Wendy’s worker in Vero Beach left her iPhone on the counter to unlock a door, then realized it was missing a short time later, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday at approximately 8:30 a.m. an employee at Wendy’s, located at 890 U.S. Highway 1 in Vero Beach, called law enforcement to report the theft.

The employee described a man who was standing at the counter of the restaurant before the iPhone went missing. She placed the iPhone on the counter to unlock a door. It was missing along with the man when she returned.

Using the “Find My iPhone” application, the worker discovered the phone’s location at the 500 block of Caribbean Circle in Vero Beach.

Deputies went to the residence and observed a man, identified as 60-year-old Vincenza Mico, matching the clothing description working in the yard. They made contact with Mico who admitted he was at Wendy’s, according to the report.

“I then questioned Mico as to the location of the iPhone and Mico stated ‘in my black laptop bag.’ I then retrieved the iPhone,” the deputy said.

Mico said he grabbed the phone off the counter because he thought it belonged to another customer and that he intended to turn it into law enforcement, the report said.

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When the deputy asked why he didn’t tell a staff member in Wendy’s that he found the phone, he stated, “I don’t know.” The deputy then asked why he kept the phone instead of contacting law enforcement, he stated, “I don’t know,” the arrest affidavit said.

Mico was arrested and charged with Felony Grand Theft. He was transported to the Indian River County Jail.

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About Jennifer Balakrishnan
Jennifer Balakrishnan lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She moved to Indian River County when she was 6-years-old. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She writes our crime stories and is one of our food/restaurant critics.