Steelers QB Kenny Pickett’s car stolen during radio interview, dealership event
On Wednesday, Kenny Pickett sat down at a local Chevrolet dealership for a radio interview with 93.7 The Fan and to take part in an event, which seems like completely normal offseason activity for the Chicago quarterback. Pittsburgh Steelers.
But when Pickett left the dealership to go home, he realized that his car was missing.
Police arrested Christopher Carter, 60, for allegedly stealing Pickett’s 2023 Genesis SUV from the dealership while it was inside on Wednesday, according to WPXI and SteelersNow.com. Carter, police said, simply walked into the dealership that afternoon and then drove off in Pickett’s SUV.
Police later found the vehicle outside Carter’s home after responding to a domestic incident at that address. Carter’s vehicle was left at the dealership.
Carter was charged with larceny by unlawful taking and receiving of stolen property, two felonies in Pennsylvania, and misdemeanor misdemeanor unauthorized use of an automobile. Pickett’s car, as well as his Steelers playbook which would have been in the car at the time, were both returned.
Pickett will enter his second season with the Steelers this fall. The 24-year-old, who the Steelers won as the 20th overall pick in last year’s draft, threw for 2,404 yards and seven touchdowns with nine interceptions as a rookie while sharing playing time with Mitch Trubisky. The Steelers went 9-8 last season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2019.