Thug with pit bull wanted for stealing money right out of person's hands at JFK/UMass

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man who went up to somebody counting money on the Red Line platform around 9:40 p.m. on Monday, grabbed the money, then fled up the stairs to Columbia Road.

Photos and video after the jump, but first a fun little game: Guess the guy's race.

Wanted

From Transit Police:

White male, 25-35 years of age, approximately 5'11," 210 lbs., short dirty blonde hair, wearing a white sleeveless shirt, dark Nike shorts, dark Nike sneakers, right arm is sleeved with tattoos, a tattoo of "BRAXTON" across his upper back. With a pit bull mix brindle colored dog.

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Comments

Fair enough

I'll give you the point that you cover all local crime better than any local newspaper, and give identifying details of the suspects when you have them. However, I really think you're being disingenuous here. Please point out the last article where you played guess the race with a black suspect. I can't remember it, and neither does google.

No disengenuity at all ...

You, sir/madam, are absolutely correct: In all the history of Universal Hub, I have never before played Guess My Race!

Since you've obviously spent some time here, though, I'm surprised you missed this post from the night before, in which some people took what at the time was a one-sentence description of a mugging downtown and convinced themselves that was proof of the Trayvon Martin Race War (tm) that Fox News had warned them was coming.

Guess My Race was strictly in reaction to that discussion. Maybe I need to stop being so subtle and the next time I frame a post a particular way because of a post from a few hours earlier is to explicitly state: Hey, this lame-ass attempt at making a point is in direct response to the discussion at that post down the page.

Definitely lame

Caught that post when there was only one comment, so I had no context. I agree that this post constitutes a lame-ass attempt at a direct response. I have no idea what Fox's coverage has been like this week, but WBZ 1030 (CBS) has been brining up both peaceful protests and violent incidents in other cities every day this week. I think you overreacted to someone's maladroit expression of hope that this wasn't the case here in Boston. Maybe you need a vacation.

Not a conservative

just not a blind ultra liberals, and yes you are correct in regards to my grammar. However i don't think grammatical errors have anything to do with someones party affiliation.

that's right, actually

Because if we did what police told us to, we'd never leave our homes, never use our cellphones outside, never travel on foot alone, etc.

Fault lies solely with the person who decides to commit a crime, not with the person they target. That includes drivers who operate their cars without paying attention, driving too close to other road users, or thinking they have a magical right-of-way over others because they're bigger.

Skell

Looks like another junkie convict shitbag. Their lives are so meaningless that being in prison is only a slight inconvenience to them.
No sense, no end game.

Saw the cash flash and couldn't resist it.

Let's just hope he ganked enough for a hot shot and he OD's tonight.

PitBull?

I'm kind of surprised they didn't blame the Pitbull. (which looks a lot like the male counter part to my baby) The whole thing seems wrong, who counts their cash at the T station? Who brings their Pit down to the train, anyway? I honestly didn't think you could do that, I was kick off years ago with a well trained shepherd, which was leashed & muzzled, so we could get in town. But I was repeatedly told by the T only helper dogs or small lap dogs were allowed.

Then T person was full of P

From the T website:

During off-peak hours, non-service dogs are allowed at the discretion of T vehicle operators. Dogs must be properly leashed and are not allowed to annoy riders or take up a seat. For safety and convenience during rush hours, small domestic animals must be carried in lap-sized containers and out of the way of exits.

Wonder if he's tied to the panhandlers working the intersections

I see the people panhandling the intersection there and hanging out on the stairs by the north on ramp and wouldn't be surprised if he's somehow connected. At least one of the folks begging I could tell was shooting heroin from about 30 feet away (swelled hands/tracks and nodding off while standing).

It seems to me that the area around that station is backsliding compared to when I was there more frequently a few years back.