Transit worker steals bus to avoid being late for work

A mechanic for Metro Transit in the Minneapolis-St. Paul stole one of the city’s buses because he was running late for work. Last Wednesday, Gregory Jennrich, 31, locked his keys inside his own car after pulling up for gas, and fearing he wouldn’t make it to work on time, he swiped the empty bus that was left parked with its engine running next to the St. Paul gas station. The bus driver called the police after returning from break to find the vehicle missing. Police traced the stolen vehicle using an onboard GPS tracking device and pulled Jennrich over just eight minutes later. He surrendered without incident and was arrested and charged with felony auto theft.