Brookline Police report that when an officer tried to stop a bicyclist riding the wrong way down School Street without a light after midnight yesterday, the bicyclist instead pedaled furiously away - only to fall off his bike at Harvard street. Then, when the officer caught up to him:
The cyclist picked up his bicycle and began to swing it in the direction of the officer. The subject was placed under arrest for Disorderly Person and Resisting Arrest.
Greg Hum, who took this photo, reports:
Car turning corner plows row of parked cars at Erie and Pearl St. in Cambridge.
Drunk Massholes scream at old lady in a wheelchair who asked them to not park in a North End handicap spotBy adamg - 3/6/13 - 8:30 am
The North End Regional Review reports on the two intoxicated 20-something 6-footers who unleashed "a torrent of screaming and cursing" on the 4'5" elderly lady in a motorized wheelchair.
Plowin' the streets of Lowell with Dogg.
The code of the Masshole: Police report vandalism across city against people who park in spaces they didn't shovel outBy adamg - 2/14/13 - 7:33 pm
It's official: We suck. Boston Police report seven cases of post-blizzard parking-space vandalism across the city this week.
In most of the cases, tires were slashed. In one case, a window was smashed. In another, a plastic sawhorse was heaved at a car door. Two examples:
About 10:49AM, on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call involving vandalism on Litchfield Street. On arrival, the victim told officers someone slashed one of her tires. Officers observed the victim’s car to be parked legally in a shoveled out spot in the area of 10 Litchfield Street. Victim stated that there were items placed in the empty parking space in an effort to “save” the spot which the victim says she moved prior to parking.
About 9:30AM, on February 12, 2013, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to 163 Byron Street for a vandalism report. On arrival, the victim told officers that on Monday, February 11, 2013, he moved a chair from a parking space and then parked his car in the empty spot. When he returned to his car the next day, he discovered two flat/slashed tires on his car.
Incidents were reported in Dorchester, East Boston, Brighton, Charlestown and Roxbury, police say.
Mike Bergquist stopped to snap this truck wedged in a snow ridge on Comm. Ave. by Joshua Tree this morning.
Roving UHub photographer Rose captured the scene this afternoon on Webster Street in East Boston, where storm-ravaged residents were forced into desperate measures.
WBZ interviewed the father of one of the men pummeled in a videoed fight in the Transportation Building garage:
The fight started over beeping horns in the parking lot gridlock. Gary says, "Someone beeped a horn, next thing you know they got 27 guys beating them and they're in fear for their lives."
In response to a citizen complaint about sheer chaos on the road, the city reports it's looking at installing traffic signals at Milton Street and Hyde Park Avenue just north of Readville station - an intersection that has it all: Hills, curves and, of course, Massholes.
A terrified citizen reports four-wheeled hooligans have taken to flattening the signs that tell them to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks on A Street:
The pedestrian crossing sign has been destroyed again. The speed people drive down this road is crazy, when do we get a 4 way stop?
City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) wants more signs and enforcement against double plarkers and people who park in bike lanes. And channeling his inner Larry David, he wants to crack down on pig parkers - people who don't care they've parked outside the lines of a parking space.
Cracking down on these behaviors could also help drivers by improving traffic flow, he says.
A city transportation worker is in the hospital this morning following a confrontation with an MBTA bus driver in Kenmore Square that ended with the driver plowing into the worker - and several parked cars - WBZ reports.
The collisions, which happened around 8:30 a.m., started as an incident in which a BTD supervisor told the driver - eating breakfast - to move her bus out of a left-turn lane and the driver refused, WBZ says.
Kenmore Square quickly became a giant parking lot as emergency vehicles and police flooded the area.
Nancy Chen at WHDH reports the driver was noshing on a bagel and drinking coffee when she was asked to move.
The Globe reports a Quincy man was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a tow-truck driver who was returning his car after mistakenly towing it from an apartment complex.
A concerned citizen reported this situation on South Street:
Chair used to save a parking space nearly every day.
The city wasted little time dealing with this complaint:
Closed. Case Resolved. Chair removed.
Plenty of parking spaces. But he needs his coffee right now so he makes his own. Oh he was very important he needed that iced coffee. He was also an over tanned 50 yr old jack ass.
Sarah Adams captured a Masshole in his natural element on 128 in Peabody today: Driving into a thunderstorm in a pickup packed like that.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Carmen Andino of Mission Hill for stabbing a neighbor in a dispute over a parking space the neighbor had shoveled out but Andino then claimed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Andino, 40, will be sentenced on May 9, the DA's office reports. Andino's daughter was acquitted of charges she helped her mother in the attack.
Prosecutors convinced the jury that Andino went into a rage when the neighbor returned from a trip after a snowstorm, found two children's play tables Andino had put in the McGreevey Way space and moved them for her car:
Mother, daughter go on trial for allegedly stabbing neighbor in dispute over Mission Hill parking spaceBy adamg - 4/25/12 - 4:51 pm
Trial began today for Carmen Andino, 40, and her daughter Shey Carrasquillo, 19, on charges they stabbed a neighbor on McGreevey Way on Jan. 11, 2010 in a dispute over, among other things, the table they allegedly used to save a parking space after a snowstorm, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Twin Cities denizen discovers we're not really Massholes at all, except for that one guy who splashed him, his family and their luggage:
Ever since that one incidence, every single time I turned around, there were Bostonians offering to help us out. If anyone overheard us talking about something, they would jump in and offer directions, restaurant opinions, thanking me and my Twins Hat for beating the Yankees, you name it. You didn’t even need to ask for assistance, it was awesome.
It has restored my faith in humanity and when I die, I want to come back as a Bostonian.
It takes skill to block a bus stop, a bike lane AND a hydrant simultaneously. Well, that, and an 18-wheeler. JP Biker was on hand to chronicle this achievement, on Centre at Seaverns.
The Swellesley Report offers up some video of a car being driven across a temporary pedestrian bridge.