Darius McCollum charged in connection with stolen Greyhound bus

Updated: November 13, 2015
Darius McCollum charged in connection with stolen Greyhound bus

The Feds and the NYPD should hire the serial transit thief who stole a Greyhound bus Wednesday to teach them how to defeat would-be threats against national security.

Darius McCollum, 50, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, after police said he stole a Greyhound bus.

The bus was slated to leave for Richmond, Virginia, and was empty when officers said McCollum hopped in.

Officers used an onboard GPS to track the bus down.

Local reports said Wednesday’s arrest was one of 30 for McCollum. Most of those arrests stem from stealing buses and trains.

His criminal history began when he hopped behind the wheel of a train and drove it to the World Trade Center when he was just 15-years-old.

New York’s CBS Local reports McCollum was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2013. Officials said his repeated arrests stem in part from it.

McCollum often pulled off the crimes by impersonating as a transit employee.

McCollum now faces charges of grand larceny, possession of a forged instrument, criminal impersonation of a police officer, unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal possession of stolen property.

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