DA: Alleged Halloween bat basher really got into his role
When Carmen Picardi of Everett bashed a woman in the head with a baseball bat early on Halloween, he wasn't just dressed as a baseball player - he was made up as a member of the vicious, pinstriped Furies from the movie "The Warriors" - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.
Picardi, 39, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail at his arraignment today for an early morning beating outside North Station that left a woman in a pool of blood on the sidewalk, the DA's office reports:
Prosecutors allege that Picardi swung a Louisville Slugger baseball bat at a 21-year-old Medford woman, hitting her in the head and causing serious injuries that required about 50 staples to treat, while wearing face paint, a dark wig, and a baseball uniform - the dress of the "Furies" gang from the movie The Warriors.
Prosecutors say Picardi and three pals then got in a cab, but the driver ordered them out because he was a Brookline driver and so not licensed to pick up fares in Boston. The driver later helped police identify Picardi, the DA's office says.