Saturday, October 8, 2022

East Boston man assault Lyft driver at Wonderland Station.

 On October 8, 2022 at approximately 1:27AM a Transit Police officer while at the MBTA Wonderland Station was flagged down by a male victim who relayed the following: Victim is a Lyft driver and responded to the MBTA Wonderland Station for a customer who ordered a ride for a single passenger. Upon arrival however the victim observed two customers, a female and the SP male, and they proceeded to enter the victim's vehicle. The Victim attempted to explain the Lyft order was only for a single person. The SP male became angry. The Victim tried to ease the situation by informing the SP male he would cancel the order for no charge. The female upon hearing this exited the victim's vehicle. The SP male however refused to exit but proceeded to the victim's passenger door and with a closed fist struck victim in the face and then again in the Victim's ear. Sp male then fled. 

Officers observed fresh blood dripping from Victim's face as well as a laceration above his right eye. The Victim supplied the officers with a description of the offending male and shortly thereafter officers located both the SP male and his female companion near the parking garage. The SP male admitted to assaulting the Victim and was positively identified. The SP male, a 30 year old East Boston resident, will be summoned into court for Assault and Battery.  Victim refused medical attention. 

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