Train delayed due to Cinco de Mayo

Transit Police report an outbound Worcester Line train was delayed Saturday night so police could deal with a man clad in a sombrero and poncho discovered clinging to the top of one of the cars.

According to a police report, the 28-year-old Worcester resident had a bit too much too drink on a pub crawl in Boston:

The man wore a sombrero and poncho and said he wasn't going to lie. The man admitted to drinking a large quantity of alcoholic beverages during a pub crawl in Boston. He said he and his friends had been drinking since 3 P.M. in the afternoon. He and his friends were on the CR train returning to Worcester when he was separated from his friends. The man stated he went from train car to train car looking for his friends but denied ever being on top of the train. I noticed his hands were blackened, which were consistent to being in contact with the outside of the train. The man was advised that he may be summons to court pending further investigations of his actions. I released him to a friend who came to pick him up.

On Sunday, May 4th, I spoke to the MBCR train engineer, who stated he was contacted by MBCR to stop the train because a person was train surfing on his train. The engineer stated the train was traveling approximately 40 mph prior to stopping between Ashland and Southborough stations. The engineer said he made his way to the top of the engine and saw the man standing on the ladder of the head car. The engineer stated that the man’s body was half over the top rung of the ladder, "like a child clinging over a shopping cart." The engineer said the man climbed down on his own power and was brought to Southborough MBTA Station where the police removed him.

The train arrived in Worcester 24 minutes late.

The man will be summonsed to court for trespassing.

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    Contendah

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    For a future Darwin award.

    Not this time though buddy.

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    Dudes should have tried the

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    Dudes should have tried the rail yard at Barstow Ca. , all the tequila they could drink, without crawling too far. Ay ,chihuahua

    Train Surfing?

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    I have never heard of train surfing, is this a big problem and why wasn't this surfer arrested on the spot?

    The man will be summonsed to

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    The man will be summonsed to court for trespassing.

    Mavens of English, please tell me: Why on earth wouldn't this hombre simply be summoned?

    Legalese

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    I think he's going to be mailed a summons to appear in court.

    Understood. I'm just cheesed

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    Understood. I'm just cheesed off at this silliness.

    But, lawyers are involved--that's why the term is "summonsed." Torturing the English language routinely.

    "I sentence you to be hanged by the neck until ready and willing to use English properly."