NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man who used to work as a civilian NYPD employee was reportedly arrested in Manhattan on Thursday after he allegedly donned a police outfit and tried to commandeer an MTA bus to Brooklyn.
Joseph McGreevy, 61, boarded a bus at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street in SoHo just before 1 p.m., according to the New York Post.
McGreevy, who was wearing an NYPD uniform at the time, told the driver to take him to Brooklyn, police sources and the NYPD told the Post.
The driver caught on and flagged down authorities, who took McGreevy into custody on charges of criminal impersonation of a public officer and obstruction of governmental administration, according to the report.
McGreevy was reportedly an administrative aide at the 1st Precinct until 2017.
Sources told the Post he had been suspended after he was accused of pretending to be a police inspector in an attempt to enter the NYPD’s Mounted Unit facility.