NEW YORK — A New York City man is accused of stealing an American Airlines bus on Wednesday and leading police on a three-borough chase, authorities said.
Burshawn Quildon, 43, of Brooklyn, was charged with grand larceny of an automobile and criminal possession of stolen property, WABC-TV reported.
According to police, Quildon allegedly took the bus, which was left running at a lot at John F. Kennedy International Airport, at about 1:40 a.m. EST, according to ABC News.
American Airlines bus stolen from JFK Airport, police identify suspect in wild chase https://t.co/wpFnxVXqPy pic.twitter.com/HxvomvBCeP— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 1, 2023
An airport employee followed the bus and called police, WABC reported.
The chase covered 15 miles through Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, according to BoroPark24.
According to police, Quildon drove the bus on the Van Wyck Expressway and Grand Central Parkway in Queens, FDR Drive in Manhattan and across the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn, WABC reported. It was finally pulled over on Cadman Plaza West, according to the television station.
There were no passengers on the bus and no one was injured, WABC reported.
According to ABC News, Quildon has nine previous arrests, including robbery, marijuana possession, assault and transit fraud. His last arrest was for domestic robbery in 2015, according to WABC.