SALISBURY, N.C. — A Salisbury High School student is accused of stealing a cell phone and then spitting on a police officer who confronted him about it.
The Salisbury Post reported that 16-year-old Diego Santamaria has been charged with misdemeanor larceny and felony malicious conduct by a prisoner.
Police said the suspect was caught on surveillance video stealing a cell phone that a high school student left on a ledge.
When an officer went to approach the suspect, he allegedly spit on her and called her a “pig.”
The incident reportedly happened Wednesday during a fire drill at Salisbury High School. The officer retrieved the phone.