Cybill Shepherd’s Son Arrested on Theft Charges

Cybill Shepherd

Naomi Kaltman/SHOWTIME

updated 01/12/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 01/12/2010 AT 2:40 PM ET

The 22-year-old son of Cybill Shepherd was arrested at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday after he allegedly tried to rob sleeping passengers on an overnight cross-country flight.

Cyrus Zacharia Shepherd-Oppenheim was flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia about 1 a.m. ET Tuesday when he was accused of stealing a digital camera, U.S. currency, a leather cosmetics bag and another small piece of luggage, according to published reports.

Philadelphia police say Shepherd-Oppenheim, of Sepastopolm, Calif., has been charged with two counts of theft for unlawfully receiving stolen goods after he allegedly rifled through fellow passengers suitcases while they were asleep.

The 59-year-old actress s son was taken into custody after his flight landed in Philadelphia.


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