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Old 07-29-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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Man Stole Miami-Dade Buses, Drove Them On Routes

Teen Dressed As Bus Driver, Returned Buses At End Of Day

MIAMI -- Police have arrested an 18-year-old man accused of stealing at least three county buses and driving them on their routes.
James L. Harris is charged with three counts each of third-degree grand theft and burglary of an occupied conveyance, WPLG-TV reported.
The most recent theft occurred Tuesday, when he was arrested and charged.

According to Miami-Dade police, Harris would take the buses from several Miami-Dade Transit bus depots in the county and drive the buses on their routes, picking up and dropping off passengers along the way. He would then return the buses at the end of the day.
Police said Harris didn't raise any suspicion because he was dressed like a Miami-Dade Transit employee. Police said he also didn't steal any bus fare.
It was unclear why Harris allegedly stole the buses, but police are investigating whether he had help from Miami-Dade Transit employees.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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Re: Man Stole Miami-Dade Buses, Drove Them On Routes

Driver makes $15/hr

Driver pays dude $7.50/hr

Driver collects $7.50/hr and benefits for doing nothing

That's my theory...well...that and everyone wants to drive a bus.
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Re: Man Stole Miami-Dade Buses, Drove Them On Routes

Maybe he applied for the job and was turned down and then to prove he could do it he just did it.

I like ex's idea about splitting 15 an hour.
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He may have applied for a driving job and was told he needed to be 21 years old and have a few years of experience.
Therefore, he was just getting the experience he needs, so he would be fully qualified by the time he turns 21.
His passion for diesel buses overtook his common sense. Understandable for teenagers.
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