Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Nice try.

On February 5, 2013 at approximately 4:45 p.m. a male, later identified as Willie Gill 49 of Springfield, entered the Back Bay MBTA station wearing a high visibilty MBTA employee vest. Willie Gill however is not an MBTA employee. Gill proceeded to "piggyback" in behind a paying customer without paying his fare. This caught the attention of Transit Police officers from Area 1 who were on patrol. Officers approached Gill to confirm his status as a T employee. Gill insisted he was a T employee and kept his ruse going for several minutes.  Based on the information Gill supplied of being a MBTA employee officers were skeptical.  Eventually officers discovered Gill was not in fact an employee. Gill also furnished several different names to the officers in an attempt to mask his true identity. The officers were deligent and ultimately ascertained Gill's true name which revealed an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest. The warrant issued from Barnstable District Court, coincidently enough, was for providing a false name to police. Gill was taken into custody for the warrant, issued a citation for fare evasion and transported to TPD HQ for the booking process. The video tells it all.