Teens Cause $7,000 in Damages on St. Patrick's Day
Boston, MA– We've all heard the hype about Boston's revelries during St. Patrick's Day. The truth is, however, that 99% of people behave responsibly, have a great time, and enjoy a festive weekend. Yet, there are still those who try their best to ruin it for the rest of us. We took a look at the most damaging reports from this St. Patrick's Day.
First up, a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy were caught on the commuter rail "intentionally punching out overhead lights on board causing over 7,000 dollars worth of damage," according to the MBTA transit police website. It was on a Forge Park train, and officers stopped the train at Norwood Depot to take the subjects into custody.
While that story is clearly an example of bad behavior on St. Paddy's, you can imagine the scene quite clearly: two kids had too much to drink and just went crazy breaking stuff. The next story, however, is just plain weird.
Transit police were speaking to a drunk man in Southie at the Broadway T stop. In the midst of this conversation, another 23-year-old man "climbed over a barricade and closed-fisted struck the other male in the face and then fled." The police pursued and apprehended him. Who is this man? Why did he punch a drunk man who was in the middle of talking to the police? So many questions.
There are numerous other stories, mostly involving impatient people in lines who were aggressively cutting and verbally abusing anyone in their way.
We'll end at the North Station commuter station, where a 21-year-old male got on top of a 19-year-old male and began forcefully "shaking the victim's body forcing his head to batter into the ground." Again, officers intervened and the 21-year-old will be charge with assault.
In light of all these strange and violent stories, we'd like to thank all of you who know how to enjoy a holiday like grown-ups. Hope you had a great St. Paddy's Day!
Photo via Flickr by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism