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Uberti: MTA worker offers a case study in bad getaways

Police say Joel Grasman, 51, a veteran NYC

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The extended arm of a stolen New York City crane truck struck several power lines as a joyriding transit employee drove it through his Elmont neighborhood Tuesday morning. Unfortunately for suspect Joel Grasman, however, lightning didn’t strike at the right moment, he wasn’t traveling 88 mph and the vehicle lacked a flux capacitor.

Grasman’s original plan wasn’t so heavy: Head to Jamaica transit...

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