Boston, MA - The MBTA Transit lines usually have some interesting occurrences happen throughout the days, weeks, months, and years. Some instances are funny, some are jaw-dropping, and some are just downright vicious; that would be the case with this horrible circumstance.
On January 22, 2019, an unpleasant scene took place at the Ashmont MBTA Station. At approximately 6:45 P.M., witnesses saw a man publicly abusing his own dog. According to officials, the alleged abuser was a 26-year old Natick man by the name of Michael Webb, and this was, in fact, not the first time he had been charged with animal abuse.
Michael Webb was at the Ashmont MBTA Station, in front of many passerby’s, when he took his dog Coco’s leash off of him and started beating him with it countless times. The mixed-breed stood there, helpless until witnesses rushed to the MBTA Transit Police in hopes of rescuing the dog from the brutal beating.
When the police arrived at the scene of the incident, Webb stated in a snarky tone that it would take a lot more than just two officers to arrest him. According to documents, the man was six feet seven inches tall, weighing in at approximately three hundred pounds. The police understood what he had meant and shortly after more officers arrived on scene to help make the arrest.
Once the police department had booked Webb, they had realized that this was no the first instance to which he had been wanted for animal cruelty charges. According to reports, the Boston Municipal Court had a warrant out for his arrest on the same exact charges.
As of now, there has not been a court date scheduled and information in terms of bail has not been released to the public. No one has come forward to speak on behalf of Michael Webb, according to public records.
Coco, the mixed-breed that Webb had so dismissively beaten in public, is no in the custody of Boston Animal Control. The department will make sure that Webb does not have access to him ever again.