CRIME
08/30/2012 03:58 pm ET Updated Aug 30, 2012

Dina Wohlhendler Catches Her Own Alleged Credit Card Thief, Tywanda Deckard In New York

VIN News

"Man plans, god laughs" is an old Yiddish proverb.

In this case, however, a religious Jewish woman can claim the last laugh after she caught an alleged thief enjoying a shopping spree with her stolen wallet.

Dina Wohlhendler, 24, realized that her purse was missing on Tuesday while browsing at Zara in Manhattan. The Brooklyn woman thought that she forgot the item at her office, but Chase Bank sent an alert for a $211 debit charge at a Midtown Urban Outfitters.

“I knew that Urban Outfitters had opened up a new location on 43rd and 5th and I wasn't far from there,” Wohlhendler told VIN News. “I ran over and asked the cashier if they remembered anyone making a large purchase, but there were no customers that stood out in their minds.”

Then, in a move that would surely impress Sherlock Holmes himself, Wohlhendler says she was "seized by an instinct" to walk into the nearest Best Buy. Once inside, she spotted a woman with an Urban Outfitters shopping bag purchasing a cell phone. As Wohlhendler approached, she recognized her name on the alleged culprit's credit card.

"I started yelling at her," said Wohlhendler. "At first she denied that the card was mine, but then she started yelling at me. She started running away towards the back of the store, but I ran after her, calling for security. She started throwing the merchandise from Urban Outfitters at me, then some cash, then my wallet, screaming ‘here is your stuff back, it is just a mix-up.'"

Best Buy security apprehended the suspect and waited for police to sort out the matter.

Police identified the suspect as Tywanda Deckard and arrested her. Wohlhendler collected her belongings.

According to Jezebel, "The incident will go down in history as the most successful shopping trip of all time."

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