Police arrest alleged bus thief

Dec. 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Police in New York state said they arrested a man they suspect stole an empty Greyhound bus for a 2-hour joyride.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office alleges the bus was running but empty at a Syracuse transportation center when Andrew Hickey, 31, of Peekskill, climbed into the driver's seat and motored away, WSYR-TV, Syracuse, reported Tuesday.

Investigators said Hickey was in Watertown on the way to visit a friend about 2 hours later when Greyhound used technology installed on all of its vehicles to stop the bus and tracked it down with GPS.

Hickey, who deputies said has a commercial driver's license, was arrested on charges of criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

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