A former NYPD civilian employee was arrested on Thursday for allegedly trying to hijack an MTA bus while dressed up as a cop, police sources and the department said.
Joseph McGreevy, 61, allegedly got on the bus at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street in Manhattan around 12:50 p.m. while wearing an NYPD uniform — and ordered the driver to take him to Brooklyn, cops said.
The driver somehow realized the person in front of him wasn’t a real cop and flagged down authorities.
McGreevy had worked as an administrative aid at the 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan since 2017, records show.
He was previously suspended after being accused of trying to enter the NYPD’s Mounted Unit facility while dressed as a police inspector, the sources said.
On Thursday, he was taken into custody and charged with criminal impersonation of a public officer and obstruction of governmental administration.
According to sources, McGreevy had a copy of a sergeant, lieutenant and NYPD chaplain’s badge on him when he was nabbed.
Additional reporting by Tamar Lapin
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