The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947, left his regular route in the Bronx, and drove his municipal bus down to Florida. This story originally aired on This American Life.
Images courtesy of Dennis Cimillo.
William Cimillo on his return trip to New York City.
William Cimillo (second from left) poses with detectives and mechanic in Hollywood, Florida.
New York Surface Transportation Bus No. 1310
Cimillo at the wheel with detectives and mechanic on the trip back to New York City.
William Cimillo at the Bronx Court House.
Cimillo (right) is charged with grand larceny at the Bronx Court House.
Cimillo at the wheel, poses for photos in a Surface Transportation Bus.
Cimillo (center) shakes hands at an event to raise money for his defense.
William Cimillo is carried through the crowd at a fundraiser.
Check out the full interview with William Cimillo on the Faye Emerson Show in 1950. Cimillo’s segment starts at minute seven (but there’s a lot of great old-time TV before that).