Video After The Jump
Anthony Payne would have been 60 next week. His family gathered today to mourn their cousin, uncle, father & son.
"He was my life," said his mother, Alice Payne.
He had congestive heart failure & while returning home from work Saturday morning around 9 a.m., he put on his flashers & stopped.
Speculation is that he had a medical emergency, pulled over & was perhaps in a semiconscious or unconscious state when a suspect approached him, took him out of the car, pulled him into the street & stole the car.
Court papers say that, as he lay on the street, another car ran over his foot. He was dead when police arrived.
The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Smith Rosinski. He was seen on police video & later arrested in the same block. In court yesterday the suspect was denied bail.
“They may have thought that, you know, he’s drunk or whatever, right?" Alice said. "And they was taking advantage of him."
"I feel as though he could have just did the right thing and call somebody, call emergency," said Payne's son Maurice Kilgore.
Not everyone was so uncaring, though. One witness told police that someone stopped to perform CPR, but it was too late.