On March 1, 2021 at approximately 10:45PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA Forest Hills station for an unknown problem. Upon arrival officers were met by a 20 year old female who relayed the following: while traveling on an Orange Line train a male sat across from her. The male dressed in all black attire was wearing a mask, covering his entire face, and had his hood on with the draw string pulled tightly around his face. The male typed on his phone and then extended his arm out towards the reporting party displaying a message on his phone. The message stated " I am Satan". The male then intently stared at the reporting party. The reporting party informed the officers this frightened her and pointed out the alleged Satan.
Officers approached the male, 22 of Boston who was dressed as described, and inquired about his actions. The male admitted to displaying the message while staring at her ominously but claimed he was only flirting with her and trying to be funny and further stated " I was going to try and get her number".
Officers advised the male his attempt was not found humorous and had the opposite effect. The reporting party was escorted by officers to her desired location and the male was ejected from the station.
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