Cyrus Shepherd-Oppenheim was released on his own recognizance last night and faces a Feb. 4 hearing at the Criminal Justice Center on charges of theft and receiving stolen property.
The 22-year-old University of Pennsylvania student, and son of actress/model Cybill Shepherd was arrested early yesterday at Philadelphia International Airport for allegedly stealing a Canon digital camera, leather make-up case and cash from the bags of fellow passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from San Francisco.
"Here you have a nice young man who's a good student and a good kid who has never had a problem with the law before and if his name was Joe Blow, nobody would be writing about it," his attorney William J. Brennan told us yesterday. He has been charged with a crime and we intend to vigorously defend him," said Brennan, of Center City's Brennan Law Offices.
There has been no comment from Cybill Shepherd about her son's arrest. Cyrus and his twin sister Molly are children of Shepherd and ex-husband Bruce Oppenheim.