The CTA on Thursday issued a press release alerting riders that a person who impersonated a bus driver was being sought by police for trespassing.
On Thursday, September 9, an individual wearing what appeared to be
a CTA uniform drove a bus out of the 103rd street garage. When the bus
was returned later on Thursday night an employee observed the bus come
in contact with another bus. When the employee went to alert the
supervisor, the suspect fled the garage.
Video from the bus’ security cameras shows that the person
operating the bus, while not an expert, was familiar enough with CTA
procedures to be able to log in and start the bus. Video also showed the
person driving though a door not visible from the street and leaving on
foot through the same area.
He is believed to be an acquaintance of a CTA bus operator and
suspected of a theft last month of a uniform shirt from that employee.
Wow. At least the CTA “is evaluating long term solutions, including how the perimeters
around the garages can be better secured.”
I guess the guy was pretty good driver too! My first thought was that he is a laid-off driver, but the CTA would be able to ID the guy if he was.