Somebody running down Washington Street in JP at 1 in the morning will tend to attract police attention
Boston Police report that when officers on patrol noticed a guy in "full sprint" on Washington near School around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, they sensed "that something didn't seem right" and stopped to ask the guy if he was OK.
Guy allegedly told officers he was running away from some "shady looking people" who were chasing him. Officers looked down the street and, sure enough, somebody was chasing the guy. Only it turned out the reason that person was in full pursuit, police say, was because the initial runner had reached into his pocket and lifted his wallet.
The original runner, Tyson Cooper, 24, was arrested on a charge of unarmed robbery after his pursuer IDed him and after, police say, officers searched him and found the other guy's wallet on his person.