British hiker missing nearly two months arrested in New York City after stealing $2 bag of peanutsBy Mason White 6:27 PM August 8, 2013
By: Debbi Gross
A British man has left his family in the dark after he went missing nearly two months ago.
Roger Temple, 44, was living in New Jersey at the time when he was reported missing, nearly two months ago.
He was arrested on Sunday in New York City, for petty theft. But as soon as he was released from booking he went missing again.
The missing man has last contacted his family 2 months ago via text message to his girlfriend. His whereabouts were unknown until he was arrested by the police for stealing a $2 bag of peanuts from a shop in Manhattan.
The arresting officer did not run his fingerprints through the National Crime Information Center. It was not until after Temple was released that his fingerprints were put into the National Crime Information Center. He was flagged as a missing person.
The officer then notified the New Jersey police about the arrest. But it was too late, as Temple has gone missing again and his cell phone has been turned off. Bedminster Police reportedly asked the New York Police Department for the mug shot and information about the mental status of Temple at the time of his arrest.
He has not been seen or heard from since his arrest.
Temple’s family has created a Facebook page and offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to his discovery. In addition, his brother Nick Temple, is scheduled to fly in from England to assist in the search.
Temple is described as 5 feet 8 inches, 175 pounds, with hazel eyes, gray hair and a mole on the left side of his nose. Anyone who sees Temple is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-577-8477.