Now at the Roxie: The man who loves the bus so much, he stole it 32 times

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A new documentary at the Little Roxie is putting a whole new meaning on being a “transit buff.” Off the Rails tells the true story of Darius McCollum, “a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes.”

Running Muni Diaries means that we have met a lot of people who love public transit so much that they can name all the different vehicles in a Muni fleet. But McCollum’s obsession with public transportation goes way beyond any transit geek we know. The documentary follows McCollum through his first time stealing a bus at age 15 to a complicated journey of transit obsession that took over his life.

You can see Off the Rails at the cozy and delightful Little Roxie until this Thursday, Dec. 29.

Photo credit: Off the Rails

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