Not just T workers: Now letter carriers have to be careful on the subway

WantedTransit Police report they are looking for this guy for an attack on a mailman on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing.

Police say the mailman was in uniform and minding his own business around 6:40 p.m. on July 10 when he tried entering the Orange Line. Police say Mr. Low Pants Guy tried to piggyback behind him and grew incensed when the letter carrier wouldn't let him.

The suspect then piggybacked behind another rider, found the mailman and began hitting him in the face, causing injuries serious enough to require a trip to Mass. General, police say.

If he looks familiar, contact Transit Police detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

In May, the MBTA launched a PSA campaign to remind riders it's illegal to punch or spit at T workers.

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It's illegal to punch or spit

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It's illegal to punch or spit at T workers who are named Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel.

It's also illegal to attack anyone else.

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DANTES INFERNO

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Downtown Crossing should be renamed Dante's Inferno because it is hot as hell and when you step down the stairs you enter the seventh circle and subject to violence.

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sounds like the kind of place

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sounds like the kind of place that uniformed and plain clothes Transit Police officers should be hanging out in.

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I avoid DTX station like the plague, orange or red line

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I will go to one of the other nearby stops like Chinatown orange line or even Park St for the red line [Park St is hellish,too, but not as bad as DTX IMHO]. There are a handful of stations that should have transit police located on the scene at all times, DTX is one of them, Back Bay another, in the downtown area.

These dudes who try and piggyback behind paying people piss me off big time. It's happened to me close to a dozen times and I always stop them and they get BS with me. So what. Central Square is particularly notorious, but the last time with me it was a college man with a skateboard at Kendall.

There's plague in Boston?

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What they should do, right, is make it legal for those hoodlums to beat up any tourists riding those stupid Hubway bikes on the sidewalk. Know what I mean?

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What's with people thinking

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What's with people thinking it is perfectly ok to beat someone up over the slightest perceived offense?

I had completely forgotten

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I had completely forgotten that it is illegal to punch a T worker; these PSA campaigns are valuable reminders. How about shoplifting is that still illegal? We need more PSA campaigns.

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