Bronx resident Carl Black has had an up-and-down couple of weeks. Back in mid-September, police say he rented a Dodge Charger from the Enterprise counter at JFK Airport, only he did it with a fake ID and credit card. The rental was for one day, but he allegedly never returned the car. Cops say they found the hot ride parked near Black's E. 161st Street home on October 2nd and had it towed and turned over to the rental company.
While cleaning the car out, Enterprise workers purportedly found a bag containing two dozen credit cards, half blank and half bearing different names, and several different driver's licenses, including two with Black's photo and different names. When Black realized the ride was gone, officers say he sealed his fate by calling Enterprise to ask for his bag back. The company reported the contact to police and arranged a hand-off with Black.
Black came to JFK, met two Port Authority detectives posing as rental helpers, and after they say he signed paperwork verifying he had rented the car and the bag was his, they slapped the cuffs on him. He is facing grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument charges, both felonies, as well as identity theft and other misdemeanors. His bail has been set at $10,000, and his next court appearance is scheduled for October 27th.