An intoxicated man, Hector Santiago, has been illegally working as a New Jersey Transit traffic control employee and directing traffic at a busy New York City intersection. Santiago said he is homeless and an alcoholic.
NJ Transit told NBC 4 New York that Santiago is not an employee and is not authorized to be directing traffic. Officials said he would be removed as soon as possible.
A commuter, Sean Patrick Hillman, was concerned about the potentially dangerous situation Santiago was creating. When he told NBC 4 New York about this problem, he said, “at the end of the day, it’s not going to help him. It’s only going to feed his addiction.”
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