‘Spare Change Guy’ Arrested…Again

John Bubier.
John Bubier. –MBTA Transit Police

It appears John Bubier did not learn his lesson the first time.

Bubier, 60, of Boston— known to many Bostonians as “Spare Change Guy’’—was arrested by MBTA Transit Police today after officers allegedly saw him fare evade, or “piggyback,’’ into Andrew Square station behind a paying customer. Officers arrested and charged him with the same offense last week.

According to police, officers approached Bubier around 1 p.m. Tuesday, and found there was an active warrant out for his arrest for disorderly conduct and assault and battery.

Last week, he was arrested and charged with fare evasion as well as for violaton of the state’s Sex Offender Registry law. Bubier is classified as a Level 3 sex offender, a status given to offenders the state believe have a high risk for re-offending. In 2011, he was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14, according to the Sex Offender Registry Board’s page on Bubier.

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