Mission Hill pro tip: If you take your shorts off to evade police, take your wallet out first
Boston Police report arresting a local college lad for indecent exposure thanks to his wallet, which they found in the pair of shorts he took off when he found running away from officers with them hanging around his knees interfered with his stride.
Police say officers on routine patrol found the guy on the front stairs of 1564 Tremont St. early Sunday, answering nature's call:
Given the suspect's refusal or inability to locate a proper urinal, officers stopped and approached the suspect. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the suspect took off running and a foot pursuit ensued. While chasing behind the suspect, officers observed the suspect trip over his own shorts several times as his shorts repeatedly fell below his waist. During the foot pursuit, officers lost sight of the suspect, but in short time, gained a visual on what appeared to be the suspect's shorts. Upon searching the pockets of the abandoned shorts, officers were able retrieve the suspect's wallet which, not surprisingly, contained several forms of identification bearing the suspect's name and home address.
He was not at home when officers knocked at his door, but he was found not long after on Parker Hill Avenue, police say.