On January 28th, 2013 at approximately 8:20 p.m. Transit Police officers from Area 3 were on patrol at Quincy Center MBTA station. While there their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as John Monroe, 32 of Roxbury, who was straddling his body in between the train and the platform. Monroe's actions were preventing the train doors from closing and delaying the train for the rest of its passengers. Officers proceeded in Monroe's direction, while en route the train attendant announced via the intercom system several times "Please clear the doors". Monroe ignored these requests and continued to stand in between the doors preventing their closure. Officers approached Monroe to ascertain what his issue was and subsequently discovered Monroe had a total 4 outstanding warrants in existence for his arrest. The warrants issued from multiple courts were for several different charges. Obviously Monroe did not take our advice seriously regarding what to do if you have a warrant and DO NOT want to be arrested by the Transit Police (Advice given here). Needless to say Monroe was placed into custody for the warrants and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. Monroe will appear sometime today in Roxbury District Court.
You are probably wondering why Monroe would drawn such attention to himself...... we are too. No explanation was given.