A former inmate has been accused of sneaking back into New York’s notorious Rikers Island prison disguised as a Department of Correction officer.
Yonkers resident Matthew Matagrano is charged with impersonating an officer and officials claims he used a badge and ID card to get into Rikers and roam the jail for at least a week.
The 36-year-old has a spate of convictions including sexual abuse that means he is on New York state’s sex offender register.
It was unclear why he wanted to get back into the jail, but he has also previously been caught posing as a Board of Education worker to enter schools.
Matagrano apparently raised suspicions of other prison guards when he began moving inmates from one cell to another.