Restaurant Theft Caught on Camera

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SCRANTON -- A restaurant in downtown Scranton is getting some attention for a video it posted of customers behaving badly.

On Wednesday, managers at Osaka on Adams Avenue posted security video of a customer grabbing a backpack belonging to a busboy. The backpack contained hundreds of dollars worth of electronic gadgets.

The video has racked up thousands of views online.

"The lady I have seen a couple times, the gentleman I didn't," manager Cindy Chu said of the people in the video.

The man and his date paid their check with cash.

Nobody noticed at the time. The busboy clocked out and went to pick up his backpack and saw it was gone.

Management at the restaurant gave the video to the Scranton Police Department, but even if the couple is never caught, Chu hopes the images will have an impact.

"The idea is so that it won't happen again, and they can't say it was the first time for the next time they do it," Chu said.

"I cannot believe people are so heartless. That could be someone who is working like 80 hours and has all their money in there. I don't know how people live with themselves like that," said Lauren Walega of Throop.

"I wish I could say I was really surprised but I think it's happening more and more these days," said Morgan Mayenschein of Scranton.

Police are investigating the theft.


  • E

    Ha ha! Scranton trash will always behave like Scranton trash. It’s ok, I’m sure he’s like the rest of the Scranton Irish trash and he was abused by his alcoholic, dishonorable discharge, white trash father. Ha ha ha! What else do you people say to feel better about being human garbage? Oh yeah, “the Irish built this country”. “The Irish built this country”! Or my favorite “boo hoo I was abused and I’m not responsible for anything I say or do”. Ha ha ha!

  • nepa17

    Please tell me you are not serious with this ignorant comment??? if you are, i will pray for your soul! moron!!!

  • Accountant

    And I’ll explain it to you since you are mentally disabled. I grew up in Lucerne County (have since moved) but everyone from there is most certainly not a loser. You must be a huge loser to project that on to other people. We often judge others for the faults we see in ourselves.

    • Bob

      I’m from Lackawanna county the county with the significantly lower crime rate than Loserne County. And it’s much much cleaner. And I must be reallyyyyyyy mentally disabled because I never heard of Lucerne. They’re just not losers they’re are scumbags too

  • Bob

    You wouldn’t do nothing. This country is all talk. People robbing your grandparents. Molesting your kids no body does nothing but talk. Especially you pennsylvania freak shows talk talk talk

    • Bob

      I’ll explain it to you since everyone else got it,and I’ll feel bad if I leave you out white. I’m implying they are from luzerne county. I spell luzerne county Loserne county because everyone in that county is a loser

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