68-year-old man carjacked outside hospital while dropping off wife

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A 68-year-old man ended up in the hospital after he was carjacked while dropping off his wife to see a doctor.

It happened Monday outside Spring Valley Hospital.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the thief was Stetson Schuyler and he is still on the run.

Joseph Carlson says it’s something you see in movies. However, Carlson admits it was a carjacking that nearly killed him.

“I'll tell you what, you don't want to be Bruce Willis when it all comes out in the end,” said Joseph Carlson.

“12 staples and 4 stitches. That's what you get for trying to be Bruce Willis,” he continued.

Carlson was dropping off his wife of 42 years, Sylvia at the hospital.

Carlson says he left his car running, coming back a minute later to find a stranger behind the wheel.

“I thought, wait a minute, don't be moving my car if you're a valet. I'll get it. But, it wasn't a valet,” said Carlson.

“I got in front of the car and thought maybe this guy would chicken out, cause I'm standing there. Nope. He went. I threw my feet up and ended up on the hood,” explained Carlson.

Carlson says he slid off his car, slamming his head on the concrete.

“The next thing I know, there are people all over the emergency room working on me and I'm like uh, where am I?” said Carlson.

It turns out, Carlson was the only one that saw a doctor. His wife went home on her own.

“She escaped. She didn't go to the hospital. She got a Lyft ride home,” said Carlson with a laugh.

“She didn't want to be there. She got out of there and blamed it on me,” he continued.

“I’m glad I’m okay,” said Sylvia Carlson with a laugh.

“Glad it’s him,” said Joseph Carlson.

“That's not what I said,” she replied with a smile.

Incredibly, Carlson is okay. Although he says, this isn’t Hollywood.

“I felt stupid. Like, I tried to be Bruce Willis,” said Carlson with a laugh.

If you know where Schuyler is, call Detective J. McNeil at 702-828-4814. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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