A UCA football player informed police after a man stole his cell phone and demanded $80 for its return.
Conway police were called to the McDonald's on Salem Road Wednesday night to break up a fight. When they arrived, UCA police were already on the scene. They were informed that a student had his car broken into the night before and had his wallet and phone stolen. He used an application to track his phone and approached the man he thought had it. The man denied it but later contacted the student and said he had the phone. He told the student he had to pay $80 to get the phone back.
The student then phoned his football coach, who then called the UCA police. When Conway police arrived, they interviewed the suspect who admitted to having the phone. He stated another person was involved named "Tiny." Police located Tiny at a nearby restaurant and arrested him as well.