Friday, August 19, 2016

Boston man arrested for Open & Gross

Taha Hamid
On August 19, 2016 at approximately 10:30am a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District was on patrol at the MBTA's Back Bay station. While there he was informed a male had just entered into the women's restroom. The officer immediately began to proceed in that direction and was ultimately directed to a male, later identified as Taha Hamid, 28, of Dorchester who was observed exiting the women's bathroom. At this time the officer was approached and informed by a female victim of the following; while inside the women's bathroom Hamid entered and pulled down his pants fully exposing his genitals to the victim. After doing so Hamid then proceeded to urinate into the sink and stated " This is a man's bathroom now !".

The officer placed Hamid into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Hamid will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at

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