Boston Police report arresting a man on charges that, three times early yesterday, he got out of his car in traffic and tried to rob other drivers at gunpoint.
Police say that Keith Kirk, 27, started out in a red car with an accomplice and went up to another driver around 6:10 a.m. on Beach Street, off Freeport Street, showed a black gun and demanded money - but then got back in his car when the driver refused to give him any.
Five minutes later, Kirk and his accomplice drove up to a man getting into his white Accord a few blocks away on Mill Street and demanded money. When the man ran away, the two hopped into the Accord and drove off.
Around 6:40 a.m., police say, Kirk got out of the Accord, stopped in traffic on Mill Street, between Dorchester Avenue and Atherstone Street, went up to the car stopped behind him, showed a gun and demanded money. The driver refused and, again, Kirk went back to his car and drove off.
Police say that three hours later, Lawrence Police, alerted by a regional radio message from Boston, spotted Kirk in the white Honda he'd been driving and detained him for Boston Police. They also recovered the gun - which turned out to be a BB gun.
Kirk was charged with armed carjacking, multiple counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and armed assault to rob, police say.