SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A brother and sister who Springfield police say tried to steal a television from a women's bathroom gave police an unusual alibi.
Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that Robert Larrivee, 38, of West Springfield, and Amanda Larrivee, 30, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, were arrested Sunday night in the ladies' room at Samuel's Sports Bar on Hall of Fame Avenue.
According to Delaney, around 9:00 P.M. a woman inside one of the bathroom stalls heard a man and woman's voice, and then the sound of the room's television being ripped from the wall. The woman got out of the stall and left the ladies' room, telling the manager what had happened.
The manager and another employee were able to lock the ladies' room door, trapping the two inside. When police got there, Delaney says the Larrivees (who police later found out were brother and sister) told them that they were just having sex in the bathroom.
On further investigation, Delaney says police also found that the two had tried to rip down the television in the men's bathroom.
Both are charged with larceny over $250 and were arraigned Monday in Springfield District Court. Robert Larrivee also faces a charge of threat to commit a crime, because when the two arrived at the police station, he allegedly tried to beat up one of the arresting officers.