Good Samaritan Offers Ride To Driver Out of Gas, Gets Ripped Off

Joshua Perez. April 21, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Joshua Perez. April 21, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On Sunday around 10:00pm Greenwich Police responded to what they thought was a disabled vehicle on Arch Street by I95 exit 3 but discovered it was unoccupied.

A query of the vehicle’s plate revealed it was stolen.

A few minutes later, another vehicle stopped in the area and the driver told police that his passenger, Joshua Perez, 33, of 1968 Marmion Ave in Bronx, NY, had asked him for a ride up on West Putnam Ave because his car had run out of gas.

The Good Samaritan noticed that as he was driving, Perez had taken his garage remote control. Upon seeing a police car, the Good Samaritan stopped and alerted police.

Investigation revealed that Perez had not only taken the remote control, but the car he left on Arch Street  a 2008 Chevy Suburban had been stolen from Massachusetts.

Perez was charged with Larceny 2 and Larceny 6.

Perez was unable to post his $25,000 bond and was placed in the cell block. He has a date in Stamford Superior Court the next day, April 22, 2019.