Police: Fugitive with violent record gets nabbed helping woman evade subway fare
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man wanted for a probation violation for armed robbery and home invasion at the Andrew stop on the Red Line this morning.
Police say Samuel Nelson, 23, formerly of Dorchester, was letting a woman companion "piggyback" with him after he tapped his CharlieCard at the fare gate around 10:30 a.m. - as plainclothes officers were patrolling the fare area. In a report, one of the officers writes:
I approached the female and male, displaying my badge and announcing police, asking for the couple to stop so I could identify the female and issue a fare evasion citation. The female began to yell and scream "Oh no, oh my god, he is wanted, don't arrest him please". At that moment 3 other females ran into the paid fare area yelling and screaming at me.
In contrast, police say, Nelson - identified by the state just this week as a wanted probation violator - remained quiet and cooperated with officers. The officer who wrote the report continued:
The females became more and more disorderly and distraught and hysterical. I required marked units to assist as all the parties were surrounding my location in a threatening manner. ... The female party who fare evaded was issued a verbal warning and all the members were escorted onto the inbound platform to meet Nelson in court. The female was not cited due to the necessity to remove Nelson as soon as possible from the scene.