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Bronx Man Arrested For Stealing His Car

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A Bronx man is suing New York’s Police Department for $1 million after he was arrested in front of his children for ‘stealing’ his own car.


Jamieson Prince, 43, said cops surrounded his 2007 GMC Yukon on Nov. 11 and handcuffed him before he was able to drive his daughters to school, the New York Daily News reports.

Prince explained to police that the vehicle was seized by the 28th Precinct in July after his 23-year-old son used it to flee a crash scene in Harlem. Cops said the son hit a pedestrian during the escape and the vehicle was obtained for an investigation.

When Prince arrived at the stationhouse to pick up the vehicle, police said they couldn’t find it. In early November, Prince found the SUV parked near the stationhouse and drove it home before cops came and made the arrest.

"How can the NYPD just confiscate property, lose it, then arrest you for possessing it?"
Prince said. "It's totally wrong. I want an apology."

 

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.