Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cyrus Zacharia "Zach" Shepherd-Oppenheim

The son of actress Cybil Shepherd is under arrest after he allegedly tried to rob passengers on a plane bound for Philadelphia International Airport. Philadelphia police say that Cyrus Zacharia Shepherd-Oppenheim, 22, was on a United flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Shepherd-Oppenheim is being questioned regarding allegations he went through passengers’ luggage while they were sleeping and took their possessions.

Witnesses identified Cyrus Shepherd-Oppenheim as the man who took items during the flight. Stolen Items included a digital camera, leather make-up case, small travel bag and United States currency. Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said investigators were alerted when a carry-on bag appeared to be too large. A subsequent investigation showed some items identified as missing were located in an airplane bathroom, and some items were found at the defendant’s seat. All the items were recovered, Vanore said.Shepherd-Oppenheim was taken into custody at the airport and charges are pending. Police say Shepherd-Oppenheim of Sepastopolm, Calif., faces two theft charges for unlawful taking and receiving stolen goods.