Boston Police report a man shoved into his Chandler Street apartment by some guy on Saturday afternoon was able to discreetly call up 911 on his phone and whisper for help.
Police report officers who arrived at the man's home, at the Columbus Avenue end of Chandler, shortly before 5 p.m. spotted the home invader walking out and immediately recognized him as somebody already wanted on numerous warrants.
Upon speaking with the officers, the suspect provided a name which they knew to be false. Officers detained the suspect on scene without incident and then made contact with the victim who stated that as he was entering his home, the male suspect approached him from behind and shoved him to the floor of his foyer before locking the front door behind them. The suspect then forced the victim through the main interior door of his residence and into the living room area of the home. The victim stated that the suspect appeared distressed and agitated. After several tense moments, the victim was able to discreetly contact the Boston Police Department via his cell phone, speaking in a whispered tone to a 911 Dispatcher who was able to quickly ascertain the address and discern the seriousness of the unfolding incident, resulting in the officers’ prompt response to the scene.
Police did not identify the suspect, but said he was wanted on 22 outstanding warrants in Boston, Somerville and Cambridge.
He was charged with assault and battery on a victim over 65, unarmed breaking and entering in the nighttime, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and providing a false name to a police officer, police say.