American Airlines bus stolen from JFK Airport, police identify suspect in wild chase

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
Police ID suspect accused of stealing bus from JFK Airport
Officials say 43-year-old Burshawn Quildon, 43, stole an American Airlines bus from JFK Airport and led police on a chase.

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (WABC) -- Police have identified the suspect who they say stole an American Airlines bus from JFK International Airport and led police on a chase.

Officials say 43-year-old Burshawn Quildon, 43, drove the bus across multiple boroughs, leading police on a 15-mile chase.

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, when Quildon reportedly jumped into a bus that was left running in Lot 12.

An airport employee followed the bus and called the police.

Police say Quildon drove on the Van Wyck Expressway and Grand Central Parkway in Queens, FDR Drive in Manhattan and across the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn, where it was finally pulled over on Cadman Plaza West.

Quildon is charged with grand larceny of an auto and criminal possession of stolen property.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time and no one was injured.

He could be heard asking officers if he was going to jail as they arrested him on Cadman Plaza West.

Officials say the suspect was on probation and is no stranger to law enforcement.

His last arrest was for domestic robbery in 2015, but he is said to have had numerous other arrests including robbery, marijuana possession, assault, transit fraud.

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