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Criminal Cab Driver Mastermind (Allegedly) Evaded 3,000 Tolls

The Robert F. Kennedy bridge renaming dedication ceremony was the social pinnacle of New York’s bridge renaming dedication ceremony season.

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This is just impressive work by taxi driver Rodolfo Sanchez of Queens, who’s been arrested for evading tolls on the Robert F. Kennedy (formerly Triborough) Bridge.

Prosecutors say Sanchez crossed the bridge more than 3,000 times between 2012 and 2014 by tailgating vehicles as they went through the tolls, thus allowing both vehicles to pass through before the barrier came down.

On one hand, stealing from people is wrong (Sanchez presumably added the amount of the tolls he wasn’t actually paying to his passengers’ fares) and we as a society need things like tolls so we can maintain our infrastructure, which is crucial to our Competitiveness in a Global Economy. On the other hand, tailgating through a toll booth 3,000 times without once hitting the gate sounds like some nifty drivin’.