A 15-year-old was ordered held for 60 days at her arraignment today on charges she kicked and tripped an 84-year-old man at Forest Hills as she and her pals clowned on him Tuesday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, the teen, already out on $500 bail on an unarmed-robbery charge, was part of a group of teens who got off an Upper Busway bus and then congregated by the entrance to the train station shortly before 9 p.m.
As the victim walked by the group, several juveniles began to walk closely behind him. Then a female juvenile positioned herself behind the victim, kicked his legs and intentionally tripped him, causing him to fall forward onto his forehead.
When police arrived, they found the man lying on the pavement, bleeding from his forehead, with three T commuters - two doctors and a medical student - tending to him, the DA's office says. The victim, who remained conscious, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The teen was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, shod foot, on a person over 65. A West Roxbury Municipal Court judge today revoked her $500 bail on the robbery charge and ordered her held for at least two months - after which she was barred from Forest Hills station and was ordered to wear a GPS device should she make her new bail of $1,000, the DA's office reports.
Using the T's video surveillance system, Transit Police identified the teen. Around 2:45 p.m. yesterday, officers spotted her near the JFK/UMass Red Line stop, wearing the same jeans and jacket as she was spotted wearing while attacking the man, and arrested her, the DA's office says.