Man commandeers NYC garage, collects parking fees

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Posted: Dec 21, 2009 8:19 PM

A Brooklyn man is in trouble over a plan to make money off a city-owned garage. Authorities said he broke in to the closed garage near the old seaport district and Wall Street, reopened it and began charging people for parking. The scam didn't last long.

The city's Department of Investigation said police chased him off the site on just his second day, then lifted his DNA from a soda can to prove he was there.

He now faces charges of burglary and criminal impersonation.