Kenny Pickett Had Car Stolen During Radio Interview
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett had his car, a 2023 Genesis SUV, stolen while he was at an event on Wednesday, according to court documents obtained by Steelers Now.
The theft happened Wednesday when Pickett was participating in a radio interview with 93.7 The Fan at Bowser Chevrolet on Route 286 in Monroeville. The car has since been recovered by police and an arrest has been made in the case.
The suspect was identified after the plates on his personal vehicle, which was left at the dealership, were run. 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, our news partners at WPXI reported. Pickett’s Genesis SUV was later spotted parked in front of the suspect’s house in Murrysville after Murrysville police responded to a domestic incident at that address.
Christopher Carter, a 60-year-old Murrysville resident has been arrested in connection to the theft, court documents show. Carter was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, both third-class felonies, as well as a misdemeanor unauthorized use of an automobile.
The vehicle had Pickett’s Steelers playbook in it at the time of the theft, according to a report by WTAE-TV Pittsburgh. Pickett losing the playbook or even it leaking could have severely hurt the Steelers. Luckily for the Steelers and Pickett, it has since been recovered.
Pickett is in his second season as the Steelers’ quarterback. He has been a longtime Pittsburgh resident, first moving to the city in 2017, when he first started to attend the University of Pittsburgh. The Steelers drafted Pickett in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Pickett was able to continue his participation in Steelers OTAs on Thursday, despite the theft.
It is not the first time that a Steelers player has had their mode of transportation stolen before. Back in 2017, someone stole then-Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s bike. That caused an entire social media campaign to be launched to help recover the bike. Later on in October, Smith-Schuster’s bike was eventually returned.