PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – An unknown man stole an 82-year-old man's new car and rammed into him after the victim refused to give him a ride to the airport Thursday morning, Port Chester police said.
The man drove off in the victim's car and it turned up Sunday at a Boston airport, police said.
The victim had parked his 2013 Nissan Altima on North Main Street near Adee Street and left it running while he popped into Mid-Town Stationery, according to Lt. Jim Ladeairous, a spokesperson for the Port Chester Police Department. The victim told police he was approached by a 6-foot-tall bald man who asked for a ride “to the airport.” The victim said he could not help and went into the store to buy a newspaper.
When the victim came out, the man was sitting in the driver’s seat of the car. The suspect put the car in drive and hit the victim, knocking him to the ground. As the suspect sped away, the 82-year-old victim went back into the store and asked workers to call the police. An ambulance was dispatched, and the man was transported to Greenwich Hospital with minor injuries, said Ladeairous.
At 6 p.m. Sunday, Massachusetts State Police contacted Port Chester police to say they had found the car in the parking lot at Boston’s Logan International Airport. The car was returned, but the perpetrator has not been found, police said.