New York City man, 43, is arrested after hijacking JFK Airport’s American Airlines BUS, then taking a 17-mile joyride through Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan before being caught
- Burshawn Quildon, 43, stole a moving bus from JFK at 2 a.m. Wednesday
- After hijacking the bus, he led police on a 15-mile chase that ended in Brooklyn
- He was heard to say to arresting officers, “I’m going to jail, aren’t I?”
A man stole an empty American Airlines bus at JFK Airport and drove it 20 miles through three New York City boroughs before being ambushed by police.
Burshawn Quildon, 43, who was eventually arrested in downtown Brooklyn, was heard asking NYPD officers when he was taken into custody, “I’m going to jail, right?”
The hijacking occurred around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and saw him take the bus north to Queens, before entering Manhattan and traveling south along the east side of the island before returning to Brooklyn across the Brooklyn Bridge.
No one was injured and the bus appeared unharmed when it was finally brought to a stop.
Burshawn Quildon, 43, was arrested after taking an American Airlines bus on a 20-mile joyride through Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn
Quildon was seen stealing the bus around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday night, but was spotted by an airport employee who contacted police. It was finally brought to a halt after entering Brooklyn from Manhattan
Quildon boarded the bus shortly after 1 a.m., which had been left in a parking lot with the engine running, but was spotted by an airport employee who followed him and called 911.
“At approximately 1:20 a.m., Port Authority police received a report of the theft of an American Airlines bus. The bus was stolen from Lot 12 at John F. Kennedy International Airport,” a Port Authority Police spokesman told DailyMail.com.
Police eventually spotted him riding the bus south through Manhattan and stopped him just after he crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, they told the New York Post.
They said Quildon first took the Van Wyck Expressway and Grand Central Parkway in Queens before entering Manhattan and driving down FDR Drive to Brooklyn, where he was eventually apprehended at Cadman Plaza West.
Quildon, of Brooklyn, has been charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. He has nine previous arrests, including robbery, possession of marijuana, assault and transit fraud.
Police have said Quildon was on probation at the time of his arrest for a home robbery in 2015. They told the Post he is “known to the department” and has a background of mostly domestic violence.
According to police, Quildon first entered the Van Wyck Expressway and Grand Central Parkway in Queens before entering Manhattan and driving down FDR Drive to Brooklyn, where he was eventually apprehended at Cadman Plaza West