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NYC Man Steals Bus to Go for a Joyride (Again)

This is the second time in less than three years he has been arrested for bus theft



    Man Accused of Stealing MTA Bus

    A Staten Island man is accused of taking an MTA bus for a joy ride, and this isn't the first time he accused of doing this. Rana Novini reports. (Published Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016)

    Some people steal sports cars when they want to joyride. Others boost a motorcycle.

    Nickolas Ellias allegedly prefers the bus. 

    Police said they arrested Ellias, 24, of Staten Island, for stealing an MTA bus from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George sometime between midnight and 3 a.m.

    He was spotted driving the bus and later arrested.

    Ellias was caught doing the same thing in June 2014 and arrested then as well. At the time, his foster father reportedly said the young man was obsessed with buses. 

    He is facing charges of grand larceny auto and criminal mischief in the current case. 

    Ellias's case recalls another, more famous New York City transit thief - Darius McCollum, 51, who has been arrested more than 30 times for stealing buses and trains.