MONROEVILLE, Pa. — A Murrysville man is facing charges for allegedly stealing Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett’s SUV in Monroeville.
According to court documents, Christopher Carter, 60, is charged in connection to the crime.
Police said the vehicle was stolen before 4 p.m. on Wednesday from Bowser Chevrolet in Monroeville. Pickett was at the dealership doing advertising when the SUV was stolen.
“It’s very, very bizarre. I didn’t think that episode was going to turn into what it did,” Ashely Antonucci said. She lives next door to Carter.
She tells Channel 11 that her neighbor came home Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle she did not recognize and that he was acting erratically.
“Definitely wasn’t acting like himself. He’s a standup guy, wonderful neighbor. I bring him dinner,” she said.
After reviewing security footage, police saw the suspect enter the dealership just after 1 p.m. and leave the parking lot in Pickett’s SUV just before 3:30 p.m.
Court documents say that Carter left his car at the dealership and police were able to tie Carter to the vehicle by looking up the registration and matching a photo of him to the surveillance video.
A short time later, Murrysville police were dispatched to Carter’s address for a domestic dispute. When police got to the scene, they saw Pickett’s SUV in Carter’s driveway.
The SUV had scratches and scuffs that were not there before it was stolen.
Carter is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles.
Channel 11 has confirmed that Pickett’s playbook, which was in the SUV when it was taken, was returned to him.
Carter was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on June 5.
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