Yeah, see, that's exactly what this fucker is counting on. He pops pills that he knows will make him a danger to others, does things that would see anyone else up before a judge at the very least, and brags about getting away with it because he has a diagnosis.
I mean, look at this shit:
I do believe that he has legitimate hypomanic episodes, but this quote makes it quite clear that he is aware and in control enough to be responsible for his own actions. The only difference between him and a guy who says "the car accident wasn't my fault, I was drunk" is that this jackass somehow manages to get away with it. He is not an innocent victim of mental illness; he's found a way to game the system and is milking it for all it's worth, and he's damaging the credibility of thousands of other people who need social services for their mental issues.
And then he cheerfully admits it all in a public interview. If anyone in the prosecutor's office notices this article, he's going to be in a world of well-deserved shit the next time he tries something. At the very least, he needs to be involuntarily committed somewhere that can help him get his head on straight.