So this guy from East Boston strikes up a conversation with another guy sitting on a bench in the busway at Andrew station this afternoon. He's feeling mellow, gets a joint out of his right jacket pocket, lights up and offers his newfound friend a toke.
Unfortunately for the man, the guy was an undercover Transit Police officer, assigned to anti-drug duty at the South Boston station, police report.
Jessica Orndorff tweets:
Just saw an MBTA bus in Andrew with "!*%?&$" on its display.
Boston Police today found and arrested Rafael Guzman, 21, charged with spitting at a driver on a 28 bus last month.
Guzman faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a public employee. His alleged accomplice, Maurice Jones, 18, of Roxbury, was arrested three days after the incident, in which Guzman allegedly responded to requests to pay his fare by spitting at the driver after which Jones made motions as if he had a gun and cursed out the driver.
MBTA Transit Police today identified the man charged with spitting at a 28 bus driver on April 23 as Rafael Guzman, 21.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury teen on charges he threatened a Route 28 driver with what appeared to be a gun after his pal spit in the driver's face.
MBTA Transit Police are looking for a teen they say responded to a bus driver's demand he pay his fare by spitting at him and for his pal, who motioned as if he had a gun and uttered a threat. According to police, the video shows what happened around 8:45 p.m. last Wednesday on a 28 bus at Warren and Hazlewood streets in Roxbury:
Matt McGowen likes the commercial, but wonders:
I hope that they don't cause confusion about the MBTA's no seat saving policy.
A delayed citizen asks why the T can't have two card readers on every bus - one for normal people and one for the first-in-liners whose CharlieCards come up empty. The city will no doubt forward this to the T.
Ed. note: A couple weeks ago at Washington and Cornell in Roslindale, I saw a most amazing thing - a guy waved other people onto the bus before him because he knew he had to add more value to his card and he didn't want to hold everybody up. You go, good sir!
At least nobody seemed to be hurt when an inbound 34E bus and an Escalade collided at the entrance to the Burger King and CVS on Washington Street in Roslindale around 10 a.m. today.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Mattapan man Tuesday morning on charges he sold pot to teenagers at the Forest Hills T stop.
Police say Enrico Joseph, 23, would prepare his daily inventory of pot in plastic bags while sitting in his wheelchair on the 6:15 a.m. 30 bus between the Sunoco station on Cummins Highway in Mattapan and the Forest Hills busway. Two plainclothes officers boarded the bus at a stop before his on Tuesday after T police received a number of anonymous complaints from annoyed passengers and at least one bus driver:
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a 14-year-old on charges he flashed a gun at an MBTA bus driver at Warren and Howland streets and then did the same thing moments later to a cab driver who refused to let him and his three pals in his cab.
According to MBTA police, the alleged gunboy and friends got off the 23 bus's rear exit, then walked to the front, where the kid with the gun "tapped the door of the bus, displaying what appeared to be a black handgun." In response, the driver floored it, fearing for his life, a police report says.
Not long after, police found a cab driver, who reported:
As he was stopped by Crawford Street and Warren Street he refused several youths from getting into his cab, one of them pulled out a black colored hand gun and pointed it at him and then tapped it on the window. He said fearing for his life he drove away and called 911.
Boston Police found the four hanging out on Blue Hill Avenue:
A Quincy man was arrested at Ashmont station yesterday after a passenger on an arriving 215 bus from Quincy reported he'd been masturbating on the trip.
Nancy Parker, 53, will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on charges she faked an attack on her MBTA bus in Chelsea, then collected worker's compensation.
Parker, of Burlington, is formally charged with worker's compensation fraud, misleading an investigator and filing a false report for the Oct. 2, 2007 incident on a 111 bus, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The T fired her after they learned of discrepancies in her claim, the DA's office says.
Karin posts an ode to her early commute today.