Boston Police report arresting a gun-wielding man they say was part of an entire family that went berserk after a girl darted into traffic and into the side of a car Saturday morning.
Police say a woman was driving down Schuyler Street around 11:30 a.m.:
Officers learned from the operator that she was driving on Schuyler Street with her two daughters when the female child ran out from between two parked vehicles, and into the side of her vehicle. Witnesses on scene stated that the driver of the motor vehicle was not speeding, and also observed the child running out into the street. The operator told officers the childâ€™s family and friends became enraged and starting punching her car windows, and attempted to rip the side mirror off. Officers observed the damage to the mirror. The female operator stated, a male suspect stood next to her driverâ€™s side window, lifted his t-shirt up to reveal what she believed to be a firearm in his waistband, and threatened to cause her harm. She described the firearm as black in color. A second male suspect then opened the passenger side door and grabbed one of the operator daughters and ripped her out of the car. The female reported the suspects heard sirens responding to the scene they fled into a house.
Police say the woman pointed to Aaron Thames, standing on the porch of 34 Schuyler St. as the man who'd threatened her with a gun:
Officers in the living room of the above address observed, next to a brown couch the butt of a black firearm in plain view on the floor. The firearm was photographed and seized as evidence. The location was frozen pending a search warrant.
Thames, 22, of Brighton, was charged with assault and battery, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and destruction of personal property.