Boston Police report arresting a pair of pubescent alleged phone thieves they say tried to out-pedal officers and when that failed, head butt their way out of capture.
Police say the two bicycled up to a man walking on Summer Street near the bridge over Fort Point Channel shortly before 6 p.m., grabbed his phone out of his hands and then sped off towards the convention center.
An officer on patrol in the area of A Street and Melcher Street observed two individuals matching the suspects’ descriptions riding bikes. When the suspects saw the officer they immediately split up and rode faster away from the police. After a short pursuit of each suspect, officers were able to stop and apprehend the two males. During their apprehension, one of the males attempted to headbutt one of the officers who was able to block him from doing so. The officer then removed a cell phone of the same make and model that was stolen from the victim from that male’s front pocket. Once turned on, the victim’s name appeared on the phone. The suspect then told officers that he was going to come back and blow up the police station.
The two barely-teens, one from Brighton and one from Dorchester, were released to their parents after being booked on charges of delinquency for unarmed robbery, police say.