Transit Police report arresting a man they had a threatening pit bull on a bus Wonderland and then began swinging the dog at cops as they tried to escort him out of the station.
Police say Johnny Sadm, 19, of Dorchester, had gotten on a bus at Wonderland with the dog around 8:40 p.m. on Saturday. Although dogs are allowed on T buses, the driver radioed for help because the dog's "aggressive behavior" toward him and other passengers.
Transit officers arrived and told Sadm he and the dog would have to get off the bus, but that they'd arrange alternative transportation for him:
Sadm, using course and foul language, responded by informing the officers he was not getting off the bus and the officers would have to drag him and his dog off. Due to Sadm's threats and demeanor officers were forced to place the other passengers onto another bus. At this time Sadm exited the bus and walked into the bus way but rather then continuing on his way Sadm felt the need to shout out insults directed at the officers creating a tumultuous environment. Sadm then held his dog in an aggressive threatening manner and asked his dog "Do you want to eat them?" referring to the officers. Sadm was asked to vacate the station several times but refused and continued his threatening and disorderly conduct. Subsequently officers attempted to arrest Sadm however he violently resisted and attempted to swing his pit bull at the officers.
They eventually got him and the dog under control. Sadm was charged with assault, trespassing and resisting arrest. Oh, and possession of cocaine, for the powder police say they found on him during booking. The dog was released to a female companion.
In December, Sadm was one of three men arrested on charges they were stealing packages off people's front steps in South Boston.