Boston Police report arresting a man they say stole a car this afternoon by indicating to the driver and a passenger that he had a gun.
Police say the victims were in their car at Walnut Avenue and Bower Street around 1 p.m. when James Mendes, 25:
Jumped into the back seat of the vehicle, grabbed at this waist area in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a weapon and then ordered both the operator and front seat passenger out of the car.
In May, 2015, police arrested Mendes on gun charges and for being an "armed career criminal." He was arrested again about two months later, again on gun charges.