60 Minutes Australia: The Gentleman Thief (2017)

60 Minutes Australia: The Gentleman Thief (2017)

Darius McCollum is a very unusual man with a most unusual story. He's a charming and friendly New Yorker whose great expertise is his extraordinary knowledge of the Big Apple's complicated and chaotic public transport system. Everyone in New York knows Darius but that's because he also has a problem, and it's a rather big one. watch here...

Daily News: Serial transit thief Darius McCollum granted hearing aid while in custody awaiting grand larceny trial

Daily News: Serial transit thief Darius McCollum granted hearing aid while in custody awaiting grand larceny trial

"The serial transit thief — arrested numerous times over the years for stealing forms of public transportation — was finally given his hearing aid while in custody, but will not be able to see the documentary about his life..." continue reading...

HuffPost: Autism Without Fear: On Darius McCollum...

HuffPost: Autism Without Fear: On Darius McCollum...

"Darius McCollum, the notorious train/bus thief with Asperger’s, is back in the news...for a different reason than you might expect.

No, Darius was not arrested for the theft of a subway train or a bus. He’s actually sitting in prison again awaiting charges after his last arrest. No, Darius is back in the news because three New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials—Allen Cappelli, Charles Moerdler, and Andrew Alpert—have taken their objections of a reported movie deal, to the press..." continue reading...

The New York Times: M.T.A., as Victim, Wants Transit Thief’s Profits From Hollywood Movie Deal

The New York Times: M.T.A., as Victim, Wants Transit Thief’s Profits From Hollywood Movie Deal

"For more than three decades, Darius McCollum’s transit exploits have appeared in police reports and newspapers. Then came the news this month that his story might be turned into a movie starring Julia Roberts.

But on Monday, officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that they would move to recover any profits he would earn from the film because the agency had been a victim of his crimes..." continue reading...

Daily News: Serial bus, train thief with Asperger's syndrome mulls insanity plea offer

Daily News: Serial bus, train thief with Asperger's syndrome mulls insanity plea offer

"Notorious public transportation thief Darius McCollum’s latest caper, a joyride on a stolen bus, may be the one that puts him on the road to better mental health.

Brooklyn prosecutors offered him the opportunity to plead guilty for reasons of insanity. If he agrees, a panel of doctors will determine his fitness and place him in a mental institution..." continue reading...

gothamist: MTA Wants Infamous Transit Superfan Darius McCollum To Pay Them For Hollywood Deal

gothamist: MTA Wants Infamous Transit Superfan Darius McCollum To Pay Them For Hollywood Deal

"Serial mass transit thief Darius McCollum ostensibly never met a train or bus he didn't want to steal, a, uh, quirk that's earned him infamy, jail time, and most recently, a deal with Hollywood. Indeed, McCollum's life story might soon take the form of a movie starring Julia Roberts, but the MTA says they may deserve a cut of the deal, thanks to a law that prevents felons from making money off their criminal activity..." continue reading...

ABC News Nightline: Meet NYC Man Who Commandeers Subway Trains, Buses

ABC News Nightline: Meet NYC Man Who Commandeers Subway Trains, Buses

"Tonight you're going to meet a man whose life has been ruined by his own obsessive urges. Diagnosed with Asperger's he says he's plagued by unyielding desire to drive public trains and buses. So much so that when he sees one of them he says he can't stop himself from hopping aboard and driving away. He's been jailed over and over again but he says he's never been given treatment, so does he need punishment or help?..."  watch here...