An urge to conquer something big

1961: A 14-year-old boy commandeered a Trailways bus and drove it fifteen blocks because he "had an urge to conquer something big" and wanted to drive it "somewhere."

Compare this to Bronx bus driver William Cimillo who, in 1947, instead of following his daily route drove the bus to Florida because he was overcome by "that old spring-time urge."

There must be a name for the psychiatric condition of being overcome by a desire to drive a bus to somewhere far away.

Camden Courier-Post - Sep 2, 1961

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jan 07, 2018
     Category: 1960s | Bus

Dunno if it happens elsewhere, but there are serial NYC bus thieves. One is Darius McCollum, and a newbie is Nickolas (Drizzy) Ellias.
Posted by ges on 01/07/18 at 11:50 AM
State Industrial School has a nice ring to it.
Posted by RobK on 01/10/18 at 11:38 AM

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