Gee, I wonder how many other lohud blogs will have this funny. Everybody is laughing about it in the newsroom,.
And…they’re off. The bloggers are racing for the cheap laugh!
Here’s what came over the grapevine from District Attorney Janet Difiore’s office– a press release with this startling headline: “CUPID ARRAIGNED ON GRAND LARCENY AND IDENTITY THEFT CHARGES.”
Cupid? Please! You’d think it was a joke, coming the day before Valentine’s Day. Was the suspect clad in a diaper like a love-mad astronaut? How about assault with a bow and arrow?
Well. no. It was real.
According to the DA, Malik Cupid, 30, of 246 West 150th St. New York, was charged with four felony counts.
“Between May 22, 2006 and October 17, 2006, the defendant assumed the identity of his ex-girlfriend and stole in excess of $1,400 from her bank account.” the DA said. “At the time of the theft, she was serving on active duty with the United States Army in Iraq.
“The money was electronically withdrawn from the bank located in White Plains and was transferred into an account in the name of the defendant”
CupidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next court date is on May 15. He was released on his own recognizance.