Darius McCollum, NYC's #1 mass transit enthusiast, was arrested today for stealing a bus. McCollum, 45, was spotted driving the coach northbound on a ramp of the Van Wyck Expressway at 8:50 a.m. and was arrested without incident, police said. Interestingly, according to the Times, he stole a Trailways bus from NJ instead of one from NYC Transit. He was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

This was McCollum's 27th arrest; his last one came in October 2008, for impersonating a federal employee. McCollum is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, and has spent more than a third of his life in jail for victimless transit-related offenses. His most famous theft was taking an E train six stops to World Trade Center when he was 15.

Recently, the MTA warned employees that McCollum was spotted near bus depots in the Bronx. NYC Transit spokesman Paul Fleuranges said, "This posture has been instrumental in raising awareness among our employees and has helped prevent him from gaining access to our facilities and equipment. We applaud the NYPD's recent arrest, and hope he is punished to the fullest extent of the law and kept far away from anything with wheels."