Two men stole a priest's car and wallet after punching him in the face Thursday morning in front of his church on Staten Island.
The two men are seen in a surveillance video calmly walking along Castleton Avenue to the front of St. Mary of the Assumption church where the priest had just parked his Ford Fusion. One man pulls out a gun and the other punches the priest.
The men took the priest's car keys and wallet and then sped away.
"He's fine, physically," said the Rev. Mark Hallinan of the priest, whose identity hasn't been disclosed.
Despite having a black eye, the injured priest celebrated Mass at noon.
"I think that makes him feel more comfortable and more at ease," said Hallinan, pastor of the church.
The two carjackers abandoned the priest's car a few blocks away.
"I would say the smartest thing they could do right now is surrender," Hallinan said.