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N.Y. Sanitation Worker Suspended After Taking Truck to Motel

Someone spotted his truck and reported him to officials at the department.

A New York City sanitation worker took his city garbage truck to a motel in Brooklyn for a one-hour “meeting” this summer. And he’s now been suspended.

The motel rents rooms by the hour. But someone spotted his truck and reported him to officials at the department. He’s been suspended and docked five days’ pay as a result.

The New York Post has more:

Puglia admitted to the city Conflicts of Interest Board that he used his truck to visit the motel on Flatlands Avenue in East New York after first dropping off a co-worker at his son’s baseball game, city records show.

He told officials he then went to the motel “to meet someone for approximately an hour,” the deposition said.

In a Facebook post written on the same day as the visit, a commentor put up a picture of Puglia’s truck parked at the motel along with a claim that the garbage man picked up a woman, took her inside and came out about half an hour later.

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