Thursday, October 16, 2014

This scam is as old as DIRT !!

Jeffrey Bliss
On October 15, 2014 at approximately 4:30pm a Transit Police officer while at the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail did observe a male, later identified as Jeffrey Bliss, 32, of Boston aggressively panhandling. Bliss approached an elderly couple with the same scam story used multiple times a day. You know the one, it goes something like this, " I 'm trying to get home to my family, my ( insert your relative here) is really sick. I only need 3 more dollars to purchase my bus ticket..........".

 The officer approached Bliss who became agitated with the officer's presence and began to act out in a disorderly manner. It was eventually discovered there was a warrant in existence for Bliss' arrest issued out of Framingham District Court for Shoplifting. Bliss was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

media inquiries should be directed to rsullivan@mbta.com

tpdnews.The events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

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