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Police say Joel Grasman, 51, a veteran NYC Transit worker stole a 66,000-pound crane truck from the rail yard where he works and drove it through his Elmont neighborhood. (Aug 27, 2013)(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

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Truck downs power wires in Elmont

LIPA and other utility crews repair damaged lines and poles after a man, earlier in the day, drove a boom-arm crane truck through Elmont causing serious damage and knocking out electrical service to thousands of homes, police and a LIPA spokesman told Newsday.

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