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Man gets prison for trying to steal LIRR locomotiv

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by the girl drink drunk, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. the girl drink drunk

    the girl drink drunk New Jack

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/front/breaking_...1p-254450c.html


    Man gets prison for trying to steal LIRR locomotive



    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A man whose obsession with trains has been his one-way ticket to jail was sentenced on Wednesday to up to three years in prison for trying to steal a Long Island Railroad locomotive.
    Darius McCollum, 39, had pleaded guilty in February to attempted grand larceny. The charge stemmed from his 20th arrest for illegally posing as a subway motorman and other transit workers.

    Donning an orange reflector vest and hard hat, McCollum went into a LIRR yard in Queens last year, posed as a safety consultant and asked representatives of a locomotive company how to operate a new type of engine that had just been delivered, prosecutors said.

    McCollum left the train yard when his identity was questioned. He later was found with stolen keys, including one for the new locomotive, prosecutors said.


    Supporters of McCollum have claimed his obsession stems from Asperger's syndrome, a social disorder similar to autism. He first made headlines at age 15 when he commandeered an E train to the World Trade Center from Herald Square.
     
  2. Hermdog

    Hermdog Elite Member

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    So he's a foamer...he just chose the wrong city to f*** with
     
  3. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    wasn't there another thread about this guy a while back?
     
  4. MAGS156

    MAGS156 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 4, 2005 Messages: 1,034 Likes Received: 1
    Put a can in his hand and he is one of us, just bad at getting away!
     
  5. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    He got some balls for attemptin it soo many times... Just dumb about goin about it.. haha
     
  6. rioterH2d

    rioterH2d New Jack

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    lol, hes special
     
  7. SWX1994

    SWX1994 Member

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    he's gangsta...in a special way.
     
  8. Ragtime

    Ragtime New Jack

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    too bad he doesnt write.
     
  9. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    I think if he was a writer too he'd probably gotten a longer sentance unfortunately .
    But thats cool anyhow, imagine if he got away with it .
     
  10. Ragtime

    Ragtime New Jack

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    If this dude was a writer he would be up as fuck.
     
  11. LugKnut

    LugKnut Member

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    this guy got caught 20 times...thats gangster! I bet he will do it again. lol
     
  12. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

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    this guy is fucking awesome.
     
  13. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    three years for stealing a key
     
  14. porque

    porque Senior Member

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    ...dude is my hero...when i first saw this on the AP bulletin I was sure this guy is a visitor to this board...i bet the guy has a whole basement full of 'top secret' plans written out in crayon in spiral notebooks...he'll be scheming till he dies...
     
  15. Kid Cadillac

    Kid Cadillac Junior Member

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    this guy makes me laugh...not at him...
     
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