Man Pleads Guilty To Taking Greyhound Bus On Joy Ride

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The man who stole a Greyhound bus to visit a friend in Watertown on Christmas Day has pleaded guilty.

In Jefferson County Court Wednesday, 40 year old Andrew Hickey pleaded guilty to third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The Peekskill man faces three years probation when he's sentenced June 26.

Hickey was originally charged with second-degree criminal possession of stolen property and first-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle, both felonies.

Hickey stole the $500,000 bus from the Regional Transportation Center in Syracuse on December 25, 2011.

Greyhound headquarters disabled the bus electronically two hours later on Route 11, where Hickey was arrested.

Deputies said Hickey boarded the bus because he was cold and it was running and warm.

Once on it, he decided to use it to visit a friend in the Watertown area.

Police said Hickey has a commercial driver's license and knew how to drive the bus.
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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