Chicago transit officials say man stole uniform, drove around city for several hoursBy AP
Friday, September 17, 2010
Bogus bus driver allegedly drove several hours
CHICAGO — Chicago transit officials said a man stole a uniform and posed as a bus driver, driving around the city for several hours and picking up passengers. Chicago Transit Authority President Richard Rodriguez said Thursday that the man drove the bus from 8 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 9. Police did not release the suspect’s name, but surveillance video shows him logging in and starting the bus.
The suspect was found out when he returned the bus to a CTA garage on the city’s South Side and hit another bus. The suspect took off when a CTA employee went to get a supervisor.
Authorities said the suspect is acquainted with a CTA bus driver whose uniform was reported stolen last month. CTA officials said they are evaluating procedures to prevent a similar incident.