• A notorious ex-convict was arrested again for stealing a motorcycle
  • Frank Pagan has been in and out of prison for 24 times since April 
  • Pagan has been arrested in the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan since April 

A notorious ex-convict who has been in and out of prison for 24 times since April was arrested again after police allegedly caught him with a stolen motorcycle on a subway in Manhattan.

Since April, 55-year-old Frank Pagan has been arrested in the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan for a number of crimes including auto theft and threatening to shoot his wife. According to the New York Post, Pagan was forced to register as a sex offender after raping a 19-year-old girl in September 2001.

He was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in state prison, said the outlet.

Pagan was busted for stealing a $50,000 Maserati that was left running on E. 87th Street in May of this year. He was also arrested in Staten Island after he threatened to shoot his wife in the head one month before stealing the luxury vehicle.

The representational photo shows a handcuffed man at the police headquarters in Lille, northern France, Nov. 29, 2018. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Pagan said in an April 21 recorded voicemail that he will burn his wife's house down and that he has “grenades” and “shotguns.” The court issued an order of protection only to see Pagan breaking the order on May 14 where he was arrested again.

He was released on his own recognizance 19 times since he was first arrested during the pandemic on April 8. Pagan was also given a desk appearance ticket in five arrests. By April 30, he was arrested again after stealing a moped in the Bronx, just hours after he was let go on a car theft charge.

Pagan was riding another motorcycle that he stole in September 2019 when police were able to catch up with him. He was then arrested and charged with grand larceny on both cases.

Pagan's recent arrest came Tuesday (June 16) at around 1:00 p.m. after police claimed he took a stolen Suzuki motorcycle into the subway at West 72nd Street and Broadway.

“There is a victim behind each one of these crimes and these are what he's getting arrested for – you can imagine what he's not getting arrested for.

“He has no regard for victims or law and order. This is how brazen he is, he stole a motorcycle and brought it onto the train,” NYPD Chief Michael LiPetri told the New York Post in a separate article.

Aside from stealing the motorcycle, Pagan also booted a Ford Transit van, stole tools from a construction site and NYPD property from a department vehicle for this month alone, said the police.

LiPetri pointed out that Pagan has a lifetime record of nine misdemeanors and 10 felony convictions. Three of those felony charges were “violent,” he added.

All charges against Pagan were non-bail eligible under the highly-criticized criminal justice reforms that were enacted early this year.