Teen robbed PNC usher having heart attack, left him to die

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Police said today that a 17-year-old boy came across a PNC Park usher who was having a heart attack in his car, pulled the man out and onto the ground, went through his pockets and stole his wallet, then drove away in the vehicle, leaving the usher to die in the street.

The teen is not charged with homicide in the death of 58-year-old Michael Schacht, who was headed home after a 14-inning game at PNC Park on April 9. The suspect is chaged with car theft and robbery as a juvenile, and police did not name him.

Police said Mr. Schacht was found unresponsive on Brighton Road on the North Side and was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The car was found a day later in Perry Hilltop.

"Investigators learned that Mr. Schacht was driving north on Brighton Road near Brighton Place and he was suffering from an apparent heart attack," according to a news release.

"He pulled to the intersection and stopped his vehicle near the curb. It is believed that he was in distress and slumped over the console of his vehicle when a 17-year-old male approached his vehicle. The male actor proceeded to pull Mr. Schacht out of the driver's seat of the car and pull him to the ground. The actor then went through Mr. Schacht's pockets and stole his wallet. He then got behind the wheel of Mr. Schacht's vehicle and drove off, leaving Mr. Schacht on the ground."

The suspect was taken to Shuman Center for juveniles.


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