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Man Accused of Stealing Kenny Pickett’s Car Skips Hearing, Warrant Issued



Steelers QB Kenny Pickett

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — Christopher Carter, the 60-year-old Murrysville man that has been accused of stealing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett’s car, did not show up for his scheduled court hearing in Monroeville on Monday and a bench warrant for his arrest has been issued, court officers told Steelers Now.

Carter was scheduled to appear in front of magistrate Jeffrey L. Herbst on Monday at 8:30 a.m. after he was released on his own recognizance at a preliminary arraignment following his arrest last week. Court records to do not list an attorney for Carter.

Carter faces charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, both third-class felonies, as well as misdemeanor unauthorized used of an automobile. In Pennsylvania, third-class felonies carry a maximum punishment of seven years and a fine of up to $15,000.

The car was allegedly stolen from Bowser Chevrolet on Wednesday, May 24, while Pickett was at the dealership recording a radio interview on 93.7 The Fan.

Security footage shows a man entering then dealership just after 1 p.m. and leaving the parking lot in Pickett’s Genesis SUV just before 3:30 p.m. Carter was first identified as a suspect when police ran the plates on his personal vehicle, which was left at the dealership. The car was later found in front of Carter’s home when Murrysville police responded to a domestic incident at that address.

The vehicle reportedly had Pickett’s Steelers playbook in the back of it when it was stolen. Both the vehicle and the playbook were recovered, with some minor damage reported to the vehicle.

The Steelers and Pickett have not commented on the incident. Pickett has continued to participate in the team’s organized team activities at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side.