NEW YORK (OCN) — Police in New York are trying to unravel the mystery of a man found tied up in the trunk of a BMW with an ear severed (a possible proof of the hit) in upper Manhattan Wednesday morning.
Around 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, the BMW, sliding on the icy roadway, rear-ended a livery cab at the intersection of 10th Avenue, Dyckman Street and Harlem River Drive in Inwood, according to law enforcement.
The BMW’s driver tried to allegedly tried to back his car away from the crash but was unable to get any traction in the snow so he allegedly jumped out of the car and fled on foot and may try to cross state lines and head to Florida.
It was unclear if the BMW’s driver was armed while he allegedly fled the scene. When the police arrived, they noticed the BMW’s rear seat had been pulled up. With the position it was in, they pulled the seat all the way out, and saw a man tied up in the trunk.
The man, who was unconscious, had one ear cut off, said police sources.
“He looked unconscious. He was lying there and he looked half dead … He wasn’t wearing shoes or socks,” said witness Vera Marino, 45, who was shoveling snow at a nearby educational institution when law enforcement arrived. The unidentified man was taken to Harlem Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition this afternoon.
Because the man hasn’t spoken to police, officers will have to fingerprint him to learn his identity.