A man wheeled his wife’s dead body on a dolly through a Staten Island neighborhood Friday morning then took off running when spotted by police, authorities said.
Anthony Lopez was seen wheeling the body on Post Lane in Mariners Harbor at about 7 a.m., police said. The 31-year-old ran away when police pulled up, dumping his wife's body in the grass.
It's not clear whether the suspect had committed any crimes or if he was responsible for his wife's death. It's also unclear how she died, but law enforcement sources said that her body had visible signs of trauma.
Neighborhood resident Cherise Taylor said she was disturbed when she saw the woman's body steps from her front window.
"Half naked, half dressed," said Cherise Taylor. "This don't make no sense, this is not that type of block. This is not that type of neighborhood.
Police set up a crime scene after the interaction and several streets were cordoned off.
Sources said Lopez had been arrested more than 50 times between 2000 and 2016 on charges including robbery, larceny, assault and drug crimes.
Taylor said she knows Lopez and that he lives in the area.
"He just walks around," she said. "Don't bother nobody. Everyone's got their issues."
Anyone with information on Lopez's whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.