Authorities in the US have accused a former inmate of the Rikers Island jail in New York City of sneaking back into the prison.
The Yonkers man who snuck onto Rikers Island by allegedly impersonating a Department of Correction (DOC) employee with the help of a fake shield and ID card - and even moved inmates between cells - was busted Saturday, 'The New York Post' reported.
Thirty-six-year old Matthew Matagrano was arrested last night at a DOC facility.
The DOC did not notice until Thursday that Matagrano - who had access to Rikers for at least a week - had been entering the facility.
He raised the suspicions of Rikers guards when he moved inmates from one cell to another, but he was not collared at that time, a law-enforcement source said.
The authorities are yet to determine Matagrano's exact reasons for entering the jails.
The convicted sex offender last made headlines in 2004 when he used Department of Education ID to sneak into a Queens school and look through confidential student records.
New York: Inmates who spend time in a jail cannot wait to get away, but this ex-con thinks otherwise!
First Published: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 17:52