UPDATE: St. Louis Cardinals Offer to Aid Tuskegee Airman – Car Is Recovered
A 93 year-old Tuskegee Airman got lost in North St. Louis on Sunday night while driving to his daughter’s home.
The airman pulled over and was robbed by one man in the Central West End. Then when he stopped to ask two men for help they took his car and left him on the street.
Tuskegee Airmen class of 45 (Austin Peay)
Police found the car on Tuesday in a vacant lot. The car was damaged but drivable.
Today the St. Louis Cardinals invited the Tuskegee Airman to throw the first pitch in an upcoming game.
They also offered the veteran a VIP visit to the stadium when the Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs.
FOX 2 Now reported:
St. Louis police have recovered the car stolen from a former Tuskegee Airman Sunday morning moments after he was robbed in the Central West End.
The World War II veteran was a member of the first African-American aviators to serve in the U. S. Armed Forces. He was going to visit his daughter when the crimes occurred back to back. First he was robbed of money. When he followed the robber, he lost track of him near Walton Avenue and Page. That’s where he stopped his 2012 maroon Honda Accord and asked two men for help. Instead of being good Samaritans, the bad guys stole the veteran’s car leaving him stranded.
Police recovered the vehicle Tuesday in the 1200 block of Bayard behind a vacant house. It was damaged, but drivable.