Mishawaka man gets beaten over the head, car stolen

By: Erin Logan Email
By: Erin Logan Email

He was beaten over the head, and his car was stolen.

An unemployed Mishawaka man says while he feels like his world is turned upside down, all he wants back is his car, the last memory of his dad.

Monday night, three men took him on a nightmare ride in that car then took off in it.

Ed Kary thought he heard his name being called, when he was driving, so he stopped his car. That's when three young men jumped in and said they wanted to party. Ed admits he drove them to a home on 36th Street in South Bend where they let him use the bathroom. That's when they took him for a ride he says scarred him for life.

Kary says, "That car means so much to me because it was the last gift I got from my dad, and I just feel like I want it back."

Kary never thought that ride down Mishawaka Ave would turn into a dangerous, devastating experience. He says it started strange when the three men jumped in and needed a ride. Then, it was just unbelievably scary.

He says, "The black guy pulled out a gun and he said, "I suggest you drive," and i said, "I'm not driving, just get out of my car."

Kary explains, "I really, really wanted to scream but all I kept thinking was he's going to shoot me and I'm going to die and never see my kid again."

After about an hour, he says one man stopped the car and turned it off on Eckman Street in South Bend. He took the keys out, and beat Kary over the head with a beer bottle.

Kary says, "He goes, 'Just lay here now and pretend your dead,' and I said 'No, I'm not going to lay here. You're not going to take my car'."

Algrine Henderson heard the fight. His voice scared the men away, and they rode off Kary's car.

Henderson says, "He was squirting with blood and he got hit pretty bad. "I'm blessed he didn't die. It is not worth someone dying. It's sad that people do things like that to people."

Kary says Henderson saved his life and for that he's thankful, but, he won't sleep until he has back his last memory of his dad. He says the car was almost like his last hope.

"I need to get a job. How am I going to get to and from? Do you know what I'm saying? iI don't want to lose my home," says a distraught Kary

He says the men looked like they were in their 20's. Two were Latino and one was black -- one was wearing a black and white paisley bandanna.

The car was a 1996, white convertible Chrysler Sebring. He says it's pretty beat up looking.

If you see it, you are urged to contact police.


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