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South Boston man arrested for "train surfing" at North Quincy station

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  May 2, 2013 11:13 AM

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A South Boston man was arrested on April 26 for allegedly trying to “train surf” at a North Quincy MBTA station.

According to police, a man was outside of the train car at approximately 5:33 p.m. and had attempted to hang onto the top roof rail of the train as it was pulling out of the station.

Drivers of the train stopped the car and MBTA personnel were forced to hold service for several minutes in order to get the suspect back on the platform.

“This caused inconvenience for many passengers as well as having a residual effect on other trains waiting to pull into the station,” MBTA transit police said in their blog.

Another witness told police that the suspect had attempted to do the same “train surfing” move at a train in Wollaston station moments earlier.

When officers approached the suspect about the behavior, the suspect defended it, saying that he had a “God given right to do anything he wants” and would have only harmed himself.

Police soon discovered that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued out of Quincy District Court for Failure to Attend Jury Service.

Justin Green, 29, of South Boston was placed into custody for the warrant. He will additionally be charged with disorderly conduct.

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