Reports: NYPD Cop Taken Off Greyhound Bus After Drunken Encounter With Driver

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New York City police officer apparently found himself on the wrong side of the law on a bus trip back from Philadelphia after the holiday weekend.

A Greyhound driver repeatedly tried to get Sgt. Carlos Fabara off the New York City-bound bus Tuesday because he was apparently too drunk, according to published reports.

Cellphone videos of the alleged incident recorded by a passengers landed on YouTube.

Geoffrey Parrish, who uploaded one of the videos to YouTube, wrote that the officer and a friend were “stumbling drunk and slurring” when they boarded the bus and “refused to get off when they were asked to wait outside with the other ticketed customers.”

Parrish added that the driver was already “on a short fuse” since a passenger had apparently been kicked off earlier for smoking cigarettes in the bathroom.

Witnesses described Fabara as “wasted” while arguing with the bus driver after apparently being caught without a ticket.

“It’s been about 15 minutes of, ‘Let’s go,’ ‘No, I paid for a ticket,'” a man in the video says.

In one video, the driver can bee seen struggling with Fabara, trying to pull him out of his seat.

The driver eventually called police who handcuffed Fabara and escorted him off the bus. As police were taking him into custody he could be heard in another video, repeatedly saying, “Officer, I’m not resisting.”

Internal Affairs is investigating.

Fabara is reportedly the same police officer profiled in 2007 for having the most civilian complaints lodged against him in a year.


Another video of the incident can be seen here.

  • victor

    I think the same, the officer didn’t do anything wrong. OK he was drunk but common, you got a get home somehow. In my opinion the driver want it to show, his the man and throw poor guy of the bus.

    I don’t know why is there so much hate toward police officers , every day they go out on a job to protect. I’m sure none of you wanna do that job and not knowing if some ahole will shoot at you and if you gonna come home safe after the job. . if a cop does something slightly wrong there are cameras all over but if they need to get someone and need info to help nobody knows nothing and nobody seen nothing. If there was no cops on the street a bet, half of you be death already.

    • tony

      You’re an authoritarian, and if you can’t understand why it;s wrong for a law enforcement officer to be belligerently drunk in public and then arrested, then I have no idea why you’re here in the first place.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • Vik

    Personally I’m no fan of the police and it’s insiginificant what complaints are against this officer, but WTH did he do wrong here? He was drunk, he got on public transportation. Better than getting behind the wheel of a car intoxicated. Now the video doesn’t show if he was harrassing other passengers or throwing anything or even getting into an altercation with another passenger or the busdriver — it simply shows an already pi$$ed off bus driver asking him to get off the bus so unless there is evidence that he was disruptive other than simply finding a seat for his drunken self to get home safely and without him or his friend driving drunk home. I’d say this is a whole lotta nothing started by hillbillies in PA out to insult NYC. Go find a banjo and find a forest somewhere and sit your hick A$$ down.

    • Meme Meyagi

      kill yourself pig

      • Vik

        GTH Hick.

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