NEW YORK (CBS) If the New York police have it right, an alleged car thief messed with the wrong guy - a 6-foot-3, 240 pound former Marine named Daillard Paris - and the man didn't live to tell his side of the story.
The New York Daily News reports that when Paris found his 50-year-old neighbor Yaosee Agboku in the driver's seat of his Nissan Altima, he didn't take very kindly to it.
Paris pulled Agboku out of the car, punched him, and put him in a headlock, according to the New York Post police arrived shortly at Paris's Queens address and found Agboku "alive but semiconscious." Agboku blacked out as cops put cuffs on him, and was pronounced dead after being rushed to Queens Hospital Center.
No decision has been made as to whether or not charges will be pursued against Paris. The Daily News quotes a friend of Paris's as saying, "He's a good person who was mixed up in a messed-up situation."
And while the police have labeled the victim as a would-be car thief, the circumstances that led Agbouko to wind up in Paris' car are still not clear.