Transit Police report arresting a man for armed robbery after his getaway was slowed when his gun fell out of his pants, letting his victim and a T worker catch up to and then grab and hold him until officers arrived.
Transit Police say Ja'Kye Lucas's downfall began not long after he and two pals robbed somebody at gunpoint at Memorial Stadium in East Boston around 5:20 p.m.
Lucas, 18, of East Boston, stuck what turned out to be a loaded gun in the victim's stomach and demanded "everything," to which the victim replied by handing over his iPhone and his wallet, police say. Then, the three ran toward and into the Airport Blue Line station:
The victim gave chase and observed a black firearm fall the waistband area of Lucas near the station's elevator. Lucas and the victim struggled on the outbound platform and Lucas was able to flee again exiting towards the station's parking lot. Once in the parking lot the victim and an MBTA employee detained Lucas until arrival of the TPD.
Officers recovered the gun, a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Auto loaded with six bullets, police say.
Lucas was charged with armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say.