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Longtime transit impostor arrested for 30th time says he needs help not prison

  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, Darius McCollum is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court in New York. McCollum’s addiction isn’t for booze and pills - it’s for buses and trains. The notorious transit impostor who first commandeered a train at age 15 has been arrested 30 times over the years for transit-related crimes, most recently in November when he was nabbed behind the wheel of a Greyhound bus. (Jesse Ward/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, Darius McCollum is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court in New York. McCollum’s addiction isn’t for booze and pills - it’s for buses and trains. The notorious transit impostor who first commandeered a train at age 15 has been arrested 30 times over the years for transit-related crimes, most recently in November when he was nabbed behind the wheel of a Greyhound bus. (Jesse Ward/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, Darius McCollum is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court in New York. McCollum’s addiction isn’t for booze and pills - it’s for buses and trains. The notorious transit impostor who first commandeered a train at age 15 has been arrested 30 times over the years for transit-related crimes, most recently in November when he was nabbed behind the wheel of a Greyhound bus. (Jesse Ward/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, Darius McCollum is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court in New York. McCollum’s addiction isn’t for booze and pills - it’s for buses and trains. The notorious transit impostor who first commandeered a train at age 15 has been arrested 30 times over the years for transit-related crimes, most recently in November when he was nabbed behind the wheel of a Greyhound bus. (Jesse Ward/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

Darius McCollum's addiction isn't for booze and pills — it's for buses and trains.

The New York transit impostor who first commandeered a train at age 15 has been arrested 30 times over the years for transit-related crimes, most recently in November when he was nabbed driving a Greyhound bus.

McCollum, who is now 50 and has been diagnosed with autism, is worried what will happen to him next.

In an interview with The Associated Press, he says he knows the obsession that has put him behind bars throughout half of his adult life is out of his control. He says that instead of more jail time, he needs help.

But, as he puts it: "There's no AA for buses or trains."