JetBlue flight attendant Stacy-Ann Smith (pictured), 27, and her boyfriend, Jason McCaulay, 23, were waiting to go through security check when McCaulay allegedly lifted an iPhone 4S left in a bin by a passenger. The passenger was standing in front of McCaulay when he put his iPhone 4S in the bin to go through security. The man realized his phone was stolen minutes later and notified a TSA agent, who then contacted Port Authority officers of the alleged theft.
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The officers reportedly saw McCaulay take the iPhone 4S via surveillance video. Smith says McCaulay dropped the phone in her purse without her knowledge. Though, the cops reportedly said that Smith found her way to a ladies room where one of them found the phone in a toilet-seat-cover dispenser. Smith allegedly admitted to stashing the phone in the bathroom stall. McCaulay also allegedly admitted to the thief.
Smith was issued a desk-appearance ticket and released. McCaulay was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. He is being held pending an arraignment hearing in Queens Criminal Court.
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.