Handcuffed Rikers inmate steals bus full of prisoners, promptly crashes
Rikers Island sources confirm that a handcuffed inmate of Rikers Island stole a bus full of prisoners and crashed it into a wall.
29-year-old Abubakar Sanuwo was one of at least six prisoners left alone on the bus when he jumped into the driver’s seat and drove into a wall at the Anna M. Kross Center.
Two correction officers reportedly left the bus running when they exited to retrieve paperwork.
Sources familiar with the situation say staffing concerns at the prison led to an uptick in inmate violence, fatal overdoses, and prisoners sharing TikTok videos of parties in their cells.
One source told the Post the bus theft was a general “f—k up.”