Monday, April 29, 2013

Would be train Surfer arrested

Transit Police/Justin Green
On April 26th, 2013 at approximately 5:33pm a Transit Police officer working in Area 3 at North Quincy MBTA station received a radio call to respond to the platform area for a male attempting to "train surf".  Upon arrival the officer was informed by witnesses present a male, later identified as Justin Green, 29 of South Boston, while outside of the train car was attempting to hang onto the top roof rail of the train as it was pulling out of the station. MBTA personnel were forced to hold service for several minutes and delay the train for Green's safety. This caused inconvenience for many passengers as well as having a residual effect on other trains waiting to pull into the station. Another witness came forward and stated Green attempted to do the same activity while at MBTA Wollaston station moments earlier. When the officer approached Green relative to his dangerous behavior Green stated he had a "God given right to do anything he wants" and the only person that would have been harmed was himself.  While speaking with Green the officer discovered there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued from Quincy District Court for Failure to Attend Jury Service.  Green was placed into custody for the warrant and will also be charged with Disorderly Conduct.

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