Saturday, 2:15 PM
Man carrying parking meter arrested in Boston
By Globe Staff
A young man literally tried to steal some time -- in the form of a two-headed parking meter -- but he was spotted in the early morning hours by police on duty in the downtown area, Boston police said.
Officers saw the man carrying the meter at about 1:47 a.m. in the Charles Street area. When police approached, the man allegedly attempted to flee. After a short foot chase, the officers caught him.
Alexander King-Geovanis, 20, told the officers he had found the meter in the Chinatown section and decided to keep it.
Police said in a statement they checked the meter and found it contained an undetermined amount of money.
King-Geovanis pleaded not guilty today in Boston Municipal Court to a charge of receiving stolen property worth more than $250. He was released on personal recognizance and another hearing was slated for June 19, a court clerk said.
“Instead of hitting the jackpot, the suspect in this case found himself on the wrong side of the law,” said Officer James Kenneally, a police spokesman.
King-Geovanis's lawyer, David Eisenstadt of Boston, didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.
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