Police say they found Justin Green, 29, hanging onto the top roof rail from the rear of the train, as it was pulling out of North Quincy around 5:30 p.m. A witness then told police he had seen Green doing the same thing at Wollaston.
Police say Green objected to being charged because he has "a God given right to do anything he wants" and that the only person that would have been harmed was himself.
Police, however, say Green forced a halt in Red Line service while they got him off the train.
They add that in addition to disorderly conduct, Green was packaged into a cruiser for a ride to Transit Police headquarters because he was wanted for evading jury duty.
In the Boston Store:
A groundbreaking account of the cataclysmic hurricane of 1938 and its devastating impact on...
$20.79 - Learn more / Buy
STURDY CARDBOARD BOX PACKING on all of our wall calendars. Beware of low priced calendar merchants...
$16.99 - Learn more / Buy