Notorious NYC Transit Thief Speaks: ‘It's Like I'm Drawn In'

Fifty-year-old Darius McCollum has been called the world's most notorious transit thief.

He admits he's stolen New York City subways, buses and even trains, including Amtrak, Metro-North and LIRR. He's currently being held on Rikers for allegedly stealing an empty Greyhound bus in November, driving it to Brooklyn.

In his first TV interview ever, McCollum told the NBC 4 New York I-Team's Sarah Wallace that he wished he could stop stealing vehicles but does so compulsively.

"It's like I'm drawn in," he said. "I don't know how to fight that feeling on my own."

McCollum, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, said that every time he does swipe a vehicle, he gets a rush.

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