Madison police set up a sting to get a woman’s cellphone back after it went missing at a downtown restaurant Monday night.
The 25-year-old woman told police she realized her phone was missing after coming home from the restaurant, and soon after that a man began contacting her boyfriend, who was at the top of her contact list on her phone.
According to a police report, one text message read, "How much are you going to give me to bring you back your phone?”
The victim and her boyfriend worked with officers to arrange a meeting with the man at a restaurant on South Park Street Tuesday afternoon.
An undercover officer acted as the phone’s owner. When the man suggested a price for the phone’s return, officers moved in and arrested him.
Miguel Aragon, 41, gave police a fake name and claimed another man gave him the phone after finding it on the ground, according to the report.
Aragon was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, resisting and on warrants.