An off-duty NYPD detective was arrested Thursday for shooting at a thief who was stealing his personal vehicle, which he left outside a Brooklyn fried chicken store two years ago, law enforcement sources said.
Detective Steven Chase has been charged with reckless endangerment after firing two shots at the vehicle as it drove away from a Crown Fried Chicken on Glenwood Road in Canarsie on August 13, 2020, the indictment shows.
Chase, who had left the vehicle running, ran outside and fired two bullets when he saw his vehicle driving away, the sources said. The car thief was not arrested.
The vehicle was found several blocks from the scene the next day. It had a bullet in the rear, but there was no evidence the driver was injured.
Chase, who is with Brooklyn South Vice, was off duty at the time of the incident.
Grand larceny auto has skyrocketed nearly 50% over the last few months this year, NYPD data shows.
https://nypost.com/2022/08/11/nypd-detective-arrested-after-shooting-at-thief-who-was-trying-to-steal-his-car/ NYPD detective arrested after shooting at thief trying to steal his car in 2020