Thief has second thoughts, returns little boy's stolen iPad

Unidentified man returned tablet to McDonald's in Tamarac

TAMARAC, Fla. - Perhaps the Grinch isn't the only one whose heart grows three sizes on the holidays.

A day after video was released showing a man stealing a little boy's iPad from a Tamarac McDonald's, the suspect returned the swiped tablet to the restaurant.

Video captured the moment on Nov. 6 when the thief took the tablet after the 7-year-old boy left it unattended while walking around a McDonald's at 7600 N.W. 57 Street.

New surveillance video taken on Tuesday showed the same man walking into the McDonald's and handing over the iPad to an employee.

In the original video, the boy can be seen placing the iPad on a table near the playground. The unidentified male seated nearby gets up, walks towards the tablet and removes it from the table.

Surveillance video then shows the suspect walking around the restaurant with the tablet under his arm.

The suspect is described as a tall, heavy-set adult male, possibly in his 50's with short hair.

The incident is similar to when a 4-year-old had his iPad stolen while sitting inside a Tamarac hair salon in August. Aaron Sapp was arrested and charged with armed robbery and probation violations for that crime. The iPad was replaced with a donation from Olympic gold medal boxer Harold Davis, Jr.

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