A Staten Island man was busted for impersonating a Red Cross worker and attempting to burglarize evacuated homes during the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, police said.
Alfonso Manzo, 49, of Tottenville wore a red and white Red Cross jacket to give the impression that he was helping storm victims, according to authorities.
Officers spotted Manzo peering into windows along Midland Avenue in Midland Beachat 7:30 p.m. on Friday, reported the Staten Island Advance.
He allegedly claimed to be a volunteer for the humanitarian organization helping storm victims, but he did not have any documentation confirming those claims.
Manzo admitted that he was neither helping others nor affiliated with the Red Cross, according to court documents. Read more…