Ex-con arrested for sneaking back into jail

Unlike most cons, Matthew Matagrano prefers to sneak into rather than out of Rikers Island. Credit: Getty Images
Unlike most cons, Matthew Matagrano prefers to sneak into rather than out of Rikers Island. Credit: Getty Images

An ex-con was arraigned Saturday after being caught sneaking into at least one city jail.

According to news reports, Matthew Matagrano, 36, used a phony gold shield Thursday to gain access to the Manhattan Detention Center. He then reportedly spent over seven hours smoking and conversing with inmates, and also stole a walkie-talkie.

Matagrano, a convicted sex offender, may have similarly entered the jail on Rikers Island.


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