MBTA Transit Police arrested a Roxbury man at Park Street Station after officers saw him offering to “tap” people into the station if they paid him $1.
James Jenkins, 48, was standing at the entry point Wednesday offering people the discounted rides on the T. He said that using a student pass he had obtained, he would “tap” people in, if they paid him $1, Transit Police said.
A plainclothes officer approached Jenkins, and he was offered the same deal, Transit Police said.
Officers found Jenkins had a Boston Municipal Court warrant for his arrest for failure to register as a sex offender. This was his second failure to register offense, Transit Police said.
Officers arrested Jenkins and confiscated the student pass, Transit Police said.Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp