[*BCM*] back bay thefts (Lee Peters)
Eric A. Stratton
estratton.apple at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 07:16:56 EDT 2007
I also will totally buy you a beer dude. This absolutely rocks that
you guys managed to not only stop the thief, but got the 5-0 to pick
him up as well.
On Sep 19, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Andrew J Heining wrote:
> This is SO COOL!!!
> I was across the street by the Christian Science Church when you came
> out of Economy and saw them. I'm happy to report that I was on my bike
> when the one guy ran across the street, and I chased after him,
> following him for several blocks, yelling out for people to call the
> police. One guy eventually did, and he joined the chase.
> I followed the thief through some alleys until he got tired of me
> yelling "Call the police! This guy's stealing bikes!" and (to the guy)
> "you're going down, suckah!" We were outside of the Summer Shack when
> he stopped and walked toward me, telling me to "mind my business." I
> told him it WAS my business, as he was stealing bikes and I'd had one
> stolen from the same area last year.
> Anyway, he came at me, swung his bag with the bolt cutters in it at
> me, and we got into a scuffle. At one point we had him pinned down
> (the guy who'd called the police joined me in trying to hold him), but
> he escaped, and my bike's chain had come off in the fracas, so I
> didn't follow the thief as he ran up the street and around the corner.
> But just then a police car showed up. The cop told me to hop in, so I
> jumped in to ride shotgun! The other guy (the good samaritan) told me
> he'd hold my bike.
> We drove around the area, with me looking for the thief and the cop
> radioing in his description – sirens and lights and everything! We
> even drove through the Christian Science Plaza looking for him! When
> we got to the church's fountain, a call came in over the radio that
> they'd spotted the suspect and were in pursuit, and the cop told me to
> get out and wait there at the fountain. I did, and sure enough, he
> came back 10 minutes later.
> He took me to the scene of my "fight" with the thief, and I picked up
> my bike from the good samaritan. I followed the cop to where they had
> the suspect in custody, and both of us were able to ID him as the bad
> guy. The cops took our statements, and it looks like the guy's gonna
> be charged with assault with a deadly weapon (the bag with the bolt
> cutters in it), attempted larceny, and being in possession of burglary
> tools. How cool is that!?
> I'm so glad your bike is safe and sound, and that we've gotten one of
> Boston's bad guys off the street.
> Lee, I'm sure the police would be interested to know that he took a
> swing at you with the bolt cutters, so email me and we'll find a way
> to get that in the police report.
> Score one for the good guys!!
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