On December 18, 2014 at approximately 10:55am Transit Police officers working in Area 2 received a radio call to respond to Wonderland MBTA station for a report of an assault. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a 70 year old male, who relayed the following; the victim, a taxi driver, was parked in the "Pick up/Drop off' area of the station waiting to catch a fare. A male, later identified James Rogers
52 of Lynn, hopped into the back seat of the victim's taxi and began to mumble incoherently. Rogers, apparently intoxicated, was asked by the victim to repeat the address he would like to be driven to. Rogers responded by verbally berating and insulting the victim. The victim informed Rogers he would have to seek another means of transportation and requested he get out of his taxi. Rogers exited the taxi opened the front passenger door, leaned in and punched the driver/victim in the face. Rogers then fled the area.
Transit Police with assistance from Revere Police located Rogers in the 1300 block of North Shore Road. Rogers was positively identified by the victim as his assailant. Rogers was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Rogers will be arraigned sometime tomorrow in Chelsea District Court for Assault & Battery on an Elderly Person.
The victim sustained a bloody nose.
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The events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt