A homeless man accused of snatching an iPhone from a 3-year-old boy in Greenwich Village told cops the tyke sold him the phone fair and square — for $2.
“Yeah, I f—ed up,” Feliberto Ramirez, 53, admitted after his arrest last month, according to a police confession released today, as he pleaded not guilty to grand larceny before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ronald Zweibel.
“I took the phone,” Ramirez admitted. “But I offered the kid two dollars. He shook his head, said yeah, and he handed me the phone. And I walked out of the store,” he told cops, according to the confession.
As the Post first reported, the tyke, Aidan Tally, of Lodi, NJ, had been playing “Subway Surfer” on his mom’s smart phone while she shopped for sneakers just three feet away in Zacky’s on Broadway.
Ramirez did toss little Aidan a couple bucks before bolting out of Zacky’s on Broadway with the phone, cops said, but that isn’t getting him out of jail just yet.
Ramirez remains held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
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