Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester woman on an assault charge downtown yesterday after she allegedly took a swing at a cop and wound up hitting somebody else in the jaw after the cop swung out of her fist's way.
According to police, an officer responded to a Silver Line bus on Temple Place around 1:35 a.m. to investigated a commotion:
Upon arrival officers were met by a male victim who informed them a woman, who appeared to be intoxicated, was attempting to speak with him on the bus. Unable to understand what she was saying the male moved away from her. This apparently offended the woman's sensibilities as she proceeded to "punch" the male in the shoulder. An officer then attempted to interview the woman, later identified as Carmen Torres, 47, of Dorchester to ascertain her version of events. However Torres was not interested in discussing the matter and pulled her fist back and attempted to strike the officer in the face. The quick thinking officer moved and avoided being struck however her punch found its way to the male victim's jaw.
At booking, officers discovered Torres already had a warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on ambulance personnel and disorderly conduct.