Mom of Student Arrested After Stealing Todrick Hall’s iPhone

The mom of a student stole Todrick Hall’s iPhone and some cash during a school appearance in Orange County, Calif. on June 14.  Todrick caught her via his “Find My Phone” app.

 According to police, Bertha Avalos, 47, stole Todrick Hall’s iPhone 5 during his visit to Hazard Elementary School. Hall, who was on the “American Idol” show in 2010, was signing autographs when he placed his phone on a school bench behind him. That’s when, police say, the woman allegedly stole his phone. Hall later discovered his iPhone case, along with $400, was missing. He used the “Find My Phone” application on the device and tracked it to a grocery store in Garden Grove. Hall said he recognized a student from the elementary school at the grocery store and approached him. “He didn’t have the phone and he genuinely looked like he didn’t know where the phone was,” said Hall. “Lo and behold, we found out it wasn’t the student who stole the phone it was the mom who stole the phone.”

Wow. This poor kid may be on his way to a life of crime, considering who is raising him. Sad.

Todrick’s only twitter comment was this:



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