NYC police: Notorious subway joy-rider steals Greyhound bus

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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 6:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man with a long history of pretending to be a transit worker and commandeering New York City subway trains for joy rides has been arrested after stealing a Greyhound bus.

Police say Darius McCollum was arrested Wednesday by officers who spotted the bus in Brooklyn. They are investigating from where the bus was stolen. Police initially said it had been taken from New Jersey but said later they suspect it was taken from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

McCollum has about two dozen transit-related arrests, starting in 1981, when he drove the E train to the World Trade Center at the age of 15. In 2008, he was arrested for stealing a Trailways bus from Hoboken, New Jersey.

McCollum is being held at a Brooklyn police station. There was no immediate response to a message left Wednesday with his lawyer from previous cases.