NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – The woman who police say was caught on camera stealing a bicycle off the porch of a little boy battling a rare form of brain cancer is scheduled to be back in city court Monday.
34-year-old Nina Allen, of the town of Niagara, is charged with petit larceny in connection with that theft.
Police say community members came forward to give them the woman’s name after surveillance video was posted on Facebook showing someone going onto Shawn Kennedy’s porch and taking his bicycle.
5-year-old Shawn Kennedy, better known as “Baby Shawn”, has received a lot of community support, beginning long before his bike was stolen.
Baby Shawn is fighting for his life, and got to meet his idol, Golden State Warrior Steph Curry, earlier this year. That had a lot of people talking, and cheering the young boy on.
Thousands of people saw the video showing the bike theft last month. Within a few days, the bike was found near 22nd Street and returned to the boy, and Nina Allen was placed under arrest.
Bail was set at $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond when Allen was arraigned on the petit larceny charge in August.
Allen is scheduled to be back in court for another appearance at 9 a.m. Monday.