Man Accused of Stealing Dead Woman’s Phone Free on Bail

A Massachusetts man accused of stealing a woman's cellphone after she was struck and killed by a train was released on bail following his arraignment on Monday

A 26-year-old man was freed on bail after appearing in court in Boston on Monday, days after police released now-infamous surveillance video they say shows him taking a woman's cell phone just after an MBTA train hit and killed her.

Josue Gonzalez of Brockton, Massachusetts, was charged in Boston Municipal Court with a single count of larceny. He had turned himself and the phone in to authorities over the weekend after the video was released.

Police say the woman's phone flew out of her hand and onto the platform at Boston's Downtown Crossing when she was hit. Moments later, they say, Gonzalez feigned horror before picking the phone up for himself.

Gonzalez has no criminal history, and a not guilty plea was entered in court on his behalf.

He pulled a hood over his head outside court Monday and refused to speak with a reporter.

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