NEW YORK (AP) — A 50-year-old man who has been arrested more than two dozen times for crimes that include piloting a subway train, stealing a bus and donning uniforms to pose as a conductor is being held without bail after his latest arrest.
Darius McCollum pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he stole a bus from the nation's busiest depot, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
His attorney, Sally Butler, says McCollum is about to lose his housing because he can't get a job and can't pay his rent. She says he has tried to get a job but no one will hire him because of his history.
McCollum has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. To resolve a 2010 bus-theft case, he agreed to undergo cognitive behavioral therapy.
This story has been corrected to show that McCollum was arrested more than two dozen times, not three dozen.