Police: As man lay dying in Downtown Crossing subway station early this morning, guy robbed him

Stimson

UPDATE: Bail set at $10,000 for larceny and possession of Class E drug, but he's not going anywhere because he had bail on three open drug and larceny cases revoked, DA's office reports.

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on a larceny charge this morning after finding him with a bottle of prescription pills belonging to a man who had been found dead at the Downtown Crossing Red Line station.

According to police, Anthony Stimson, 30, saw the man lying on the southbound platform, unconscious, and "rummaged through his belongings and person and stole items from him to include the victim's prescriptions." He then fled without attempting to summon help for the man.

Around 5 a.m., Transit Police officers responded to a report about the 52-year-old man and began CPR, but neither they nor arriving EMTs were able to revive him.

Officers found Stimson on Summer Street, where he was arrested.

Innocent, etc.

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Life in the city...

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Is this the completion of the New Yorkification of of Beantown or what...

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Valid point.

No one's talking about the "Beirutification of Austin".

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Okay

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What street in Boston did you live on in 1985?

This wasn't even news, let alone anything the cops would pursue.

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Yeah, I guess so.

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Referring to Boston as "Beantown" is a prime example of that.

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Your inability to detect

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Your inability to detect irony/sarcasm marks you as a native...well not really...

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Nope.

Sometimes, the vaguest clue that a person is being sarcastic might help.

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city?

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The worst of this shit is happening in New Hampshire and West Virginia.

Go watch Drugstore Cowboy for an inside view.

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Drugstore Cowboy

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"Drugstore Cowboy" came out in 1989. It's a different world now. I saw it when it came out at the old Cinema 57 on Stuart Street. Or maybe it was the Cheri near the Pru. Even those aren't there anymore. William Burroughs was a hoot in that movie. Even he isn't around anymore.

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Beantown?

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Who says "Beantown"? You must be a transplant. The last time I heard someone refer to Boston as "Beantown" was Sarah Palin at her sparsely attended rally on Boston Common several years ago.

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The T’s new privatized

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The T’s new privatized dispatchers for the Transit Police have been heard on the scanner using the term. Another quality idea to make life better

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Wow

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This is pretty friggen pathetic.

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Bottom Feeder

This man's cold and callous indifference to an other person's plight is incredibly and utterly despicable.

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Or...

...he might be just as desperate, cold, strung out, whatever as the guy he robbed.

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Victim

It's not clear the victim OD'd -- he could have had a heart attack or other medical problem and the thief just happened to be there when it happened.

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I say, "Beantown"

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I live in Boston and say, "Beantown."

That said, this is a pretty sad story for any town.

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I hope they give this scum

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I hope they give this scum-bag all the time he can get. I see this scum- bag all the time downtown, robbing and bullying people. They need to do a thorough sweep downtown, bc these parasites are all over

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