Hey, there! Log in / Register

Most people who wear fanny packs aren't using them to carry loaded guns, but most people who wear fanny packs probably aren't selling drugs out of rooms at the Park Plaza, either

Boston Police report arresting a local man they say was selling drugs out of a room he'd rented at the Park Plaza Hotel.

Drug-unit officers arrested Maximo Shimada, 21, around 5:30 p.m. yesterday after he walked out of the hotel on the Arlington Street side wearing a fanny pack containing "a black semi-automatic firearm with the serial number, make and model defaced" and loaded with 11 rounds, police say, adding he also had 4 grams of meth on him.

Officers then responded to the suspect’s hotel room upon notifying the hotel staff in an effort to remove the remaining occupants from the room. Officers recovered over fifty grams of methamphetamine, over four hundred Xanax pills, twenty-six Gabapentin pills, twenty Adderall pills and a small bag containing heroin. A second male, who attempted to enter the room while officers were inside, was identified and received a summons.

Shimada was charged with unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a large-capacity firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, unlawful possession of ammunition, methamphetamine trafficking and possession of Class A, Class B and Class E drugs with intent to distribute, police say.

Innocent, etc.

Neighborhoods: 
Topics: 
Ad:

Comments

Would AirBNB be a better choice for a drug dealer? No hotel security and staff, just scared neighbors.

up
Voting closed 14

If your host finds out you've been up to questionable activity, they can get you blacklisted.

up
Voting closed 9

Would you black list a guy with a gun in his fanny pack?

up
Voting closed 9

Drug dealers pay. They don't get black listed.

up
Voting closed 16

Not that I'm a dealer but that's a very easy "banning" to get around.

up
Voting closed 3

Another great headline, Adam.

up
Voting closed 12

That alone should have been enough to attract attention. They were ridiculous enough in 1985, let alone now. I would have added wearing a fanny pack to his list of charges.

up
Voting closed 19

I've seen them around lately, not just on Quebecois tourists, either.

up
Voting closed 23

Get with the program. Fanny packs are back in. What rock have you been hiding under?

up
Voting closed 21

It's a pity; however, younger people are wearing them. They were ugly the first go around. Not a thing has changed with the new (more expensive) ones. People sporting them think they're pissa.

up
Voting closed 7

Fanny packs look great paired with baggy cargo shorts too. It's like an extra cargo pocket only easier access! I love them!

up
Voting closed 7

Tactical pants and a tactical storage belt.

There you go.

up
Voting closed 6

Get with it...they are called "waist purses" now.

up
Voting closed 5

The belly bag

up
Voting closed 5

My high school BFF worked as a flight attendant for US Air in the '90s when they had some code share flights to Heathrow. This was back when red eye flights to europe still handed out small kits to freshen up with.

He said that they were carefully instructed to NEVER use the term "fanny pack" on a British Air flight because it was profane (as he explained it, "fanny" is the front part). They were to use the term "waist pack". One of his colleagues didn't catch on, and, towards the end of the flight, announced via the intercom that they would be headed through the aisles with Fanny Packs.

There were audible gasps. He said the temperature in the cabin dropped.

I was recently in London and noticed that people were making good use of them, and vendors were selling them, but they were not called fanny packs!

up
Voting closed 9

Those of us who travel / know Brits are well aware of this. Glad you now know! It will save you from a bit of embarrassment.
I've seen cross-body fannypacks for sale online, but certainly not on the streets of Boston thankfully.

up
Voting closed 5

I had no idea of the British English meaning. Reminds of the question, "Can I knock you up in the morning?"

up
Voting closed 6

'Party' drugs.

And, yes, he's on social media. Skateboarding and 'partying'.

up
Voting closed 8