On April 15, 2019 at approximately 10:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the 400 block of Massachusetts Avenue for a male who threw a brick at an MBTA bus. Upon arrival officers were met by the operator who stated the following: while traveling northbound on Massachusetts Avenue a male, armed with a brick, forcefully threw the brick at the windshield causing it to shatter. The offending male, later identified as Richard Bridgeman, 53, of Boston was stopped nearby by Boston Police officers who were flagged down.
Bridgeman was placed into custody for Malicious Destruction of Property and stated to officers he damaged the bus because he was angry the bus did not stop for him. Bridgeman was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.