According to Howard, Beth lost her phone on the street, some guy immediately picked it up, and Beth's hairdresser tracked down the surveillance video and then a police officer canvassed the neighborhood and found the criminal and put him in jail. There is no way these stores just handed their surveillance tapes over to some hairdresser. As a lawyer I spend a lot of time trying to track down surveillance videos of accidents and nobody has ever just given me their video. We need subpoenas and/or depositions, even in cases where the owner of the videos had no liability in the case. They just don't want to hand them over. I've even had a hard time getting videos from my own clients. But yet some ditzy half-wit strolls into a few stores in NYC and says "I think my friend may have lost her phone and it might be on your videos?" and they just hand them over. Yeah right. I'm sure the first thing they did was call a private investigator and a lawyer to track down that phone. The PI probably located the criminal and called the police. I also find it hard to believe he is in jail for stealing a phone that fell on the street that he turned over immediately.