Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
aemoreira81

SI man arrested for stealing bus from the St. George Ferry Terminal

Recommended Posts

post-5097-0-08370400-1403007346_thumb.jpg
When this guy takes the bus, he really takes the bus. A 20-year-old Staten Islander who is “obsessed” with buses crossed the line early Monday — and stole one from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials said. Nickolas Ellias stole an empty bus that was parked at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island and drove it 1.6 miles to his Stapleton neighborhood, police and transit officials said. The stolen bus had been left on a ramp at the St. George transit complex by a driver who took a break, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said. Witnesses alerted the MTA and police about 1:30 a.m. that a young man was driving an MTA bus. The MTA used bus-tracking technology to locate the bus and help police reclaim it, Ortiz said.

Read more: Source

post-5097-0-08370400-1403007346_thumb.jpg

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The bus that he picked up at the ferry terminal was a spare bus that sit in the stands in case a run needs to be covered.

 

Crazy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another McCullem. A subway train will be gone soon.

Another Keron Thomas (RIP) moment you mean?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope this guy gets the therapy he needs before this becomes a lifelong habit. 

 

Also, LRG, long time no see! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope this guy gets the therapy he needs before this becomes a lifelong habit.

 

Also, LRG, long time no see!

I know !!! Don't worry, I'll try to contribute regularly from now on.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another McCullem. A subway train will be gone soon.

Doubt it. Its nearly impossible to steal a subway train these days. Buses are much more vulnerable these types of situations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol... This is a comment from the NYDaily News:

 

 

Every N.Y.C.T.A. bus depot in the city has at least two or three of these demented groupies!! Slow of mind but very keen when it comes to all things transit!! They know the drivers, supervision and the buses inside and out!! They know the schedules and bus numbers better than any employee, and many employees go to the groupies for advice on routes and schedules!! We feel bad, and sorry for them, so we allow them to hang out because they wouldn't have a life without transit!!

LMAO... So true... 

Edited by Via Garibaldi 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol... This is a comment from the NYDaily News:

 

LMAO... So true... 

Said the groupie of Yonkers. :lol:

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Instead of bolding quotes and laughing at these ''demented'' individuals, we should discourage them from stealing and get them help if they truly are not sound of mind. No one mentions that.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Every N.Y.C.T.A. bus depot in the city has at least two or three of these demented groupies!! Slow of mind but very keen when it comes to all things transit!! They know the drivers, supervision and the buses inside and out!! They know the schedules and bus numbers better than any employee, and many employees go to the groupies for advice on routes and schedules!! We feel bad, and sorry for them, so we allow them to hang out because they wouldn't have a life without transit!!

College Point has way more than 2 or 3 "groupies" LOL.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I take it none of us know this guy?

I knew him, but just from seeing each other. He always tries to start a conversation with everyone, so whenever I see him in the streets, I say wassup and keep it moving. I didn't know he was obsessed with buses, but I always saw him on buses or in the park. He's a farebeater, and he's always high.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I knew him, but just from seeing each other. He always tries to start a conversation with everyone, so whenever I see him in the streets, I say wassup and keep it moving. I didn't know he was obsessed with buses, but I always saw him on buses or in the park. He's a farebeater, and he's always high.

So let me get this straight: a fare beater, a druggie, and a wannabe star of Grand Theft Auto? So much for this guys future aspirations with transit. As in "Thanks for playing, we have some lovely parting gifts for you..."

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So let me get this straight: a fare beater, a druggie, and a wannabe star of Grand Theft Auto? So much for this guys future aspirations with transit. As in "Thanks for playing, we have some lovely parting gifts for you..."

He was pretty well known on the north shore. He got a vid on YouTube of him being an a**hole on the S52 bus about a year ago.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I take it none of us know this guy?

I see him all the time. On the ferry, on the bus. He actually jumped on my S48 a couple nights ago. Come to think of it, it may have been later the same night that he stole the bus.

 

My instinct told me something was off about him. It's (almost) never wrong, you know.

 

EDIT: Yep, it was later that same night. I remember him wearing those same clothes, and he was chatting it up with the operator up front, all while blocking the doors too.

Edited by LTA1992
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you should see facebook and twitter instagram under #freedrizzy, they are glorifying him like he's a legend /based god!

Glad I'm not the only one who noticed.

 

They were egging him on in the videos but the minute he damaged a car or hit someone, then what?

 

It's sad he had a cult following in the first place....

I see him all the time. On the ferry, on the bus. He actually jumped on my S48 a couple nights ago. Come to think of it, it may have been later the same night that he stole the bus.

 

My instinct told me something was off about him. It's (almost) never wrong, you know.

 

EDIT: Yep, it was later that same night. I remember him wearing those same clothes, and he was chatting it up with the operator up front, all while blocking the doors too.

Damn that's crazy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's crazy and dangerous! Don't supervisiors and NYPD hanging out at St. George along with NYCDOT crews?

I think Youtube really need to suspend videos of "How to steal buses."

It's too crazy people stoling police car, buses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.