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Man Steals Mercedes-Benz From Rental Spot, Police Say

By Mathew Katz | May 9, 2014 8:39am
 Police said Theodore Wilson, 26, rented a Mercedez-Benz GL450, but never returned it.
Police said Theodore Wilson, 26, rented a Mercedez-Benz GL450, but never returned it.
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HELL'S KITCHEN — A man's joyride went on a little too long when he failed to return his luxury rental car — for the second time.

According to police, Theodore Wilson, 26, rented a blue 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 from the Hertz car rental at 500 W. 43rd St. on April 8.

He was set to return it the next day, but Hertz told police he never did. The SUV — worth $52,578 — was still missing as of Thursday, and so was Wilson, police said.

An investigator with Hertz notified police at the 10th Precinct about the incident on Tuesday afternoon, and said that Wilson had also been arrested by the NYPD on April 24 for taking another Hertz vehicle, police said. The details of that case were not immediately available.

Staff at the Hertz location could not comment on the incident. 

Anyone with information about Wilson or the car is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 10th Precinct include:

► A 50-year-old man pepper sprayed another man, 38, after the two got into an argument at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 22nd Street early Sunday morning, police said.

According to the NYPD, Jeff Pesca, 50, pepper sprayed the victim in the face at about 3:25 a.m.

As of Thursday police were looking for Pesca, who they said is 5-foot-6, with brown hair and brown eyes. 

► A man's leather jacket was stolen after his car was broken into on Sunday evening, police said. According to police, someone used a rock to break a Black Honda Pilot's right passenger window as it was parked outside of St. Columba Church on West 25th Street at about 7 p.m. on Sunday, and stole the $60 jacket from the vehicle.

No one had been arrested as of Thursday.