The MTA started collecting bus fare again on Monday and someone found a jawdropping way to hitch a ride for free.
A man was clinging on the back of an MTA bus on the FDR Drive on Tuesday, according to John Caruso who captured the shocking video. Caruso says he was in the passenger seat and couldn't believe what he was seeing. He saw the bus get on the busy New York City highway and witnessed the man hanging on for a while.
"Is this guy kidding me? We're on the highway," Caruso can be heard saying in the footage.
"It's not every day you see somebody kind of surfing on the back of the bus, especially going down the FDR," he later told NBC New York. "I saw him, I pulled up next to him. He kind of smiled at me and we went our separate ways."
It's unclear how the scary bus ride ended for the man in the video.
An MTA spokesperson condemned the stunt, calling it "incredibly dumb and dangerous" and urged others to "never do it."