Man Swings Bag of Beer Cans at Teen Robbers, Say Police


When a group of seven or eight teenagers tried to rob a man outside a KFC in Dorchester Friday night, the victim used what he had available for protection: beer.

According to Boston Police, the victim said he was at 481 Washington Street around 10:20 p.m., when two men from a larger group approached him and demanded his phone and wallet. He told police that one of the teens pointed a knife at him.

That’s when the man he swung a plastic bag with three beer cans in it at the group, scaring them off, according to police. Moments later, the victim identified the group to police officers. After a short chase, several of the teens that tried to flee were stopped at Claybourne and Park Street. The officers found a black pocket knife.


Two from the group were arrested — a 17-year-old from Dorchester and a 15-year-old from Randolph. They were arrested and charged with delinquent to wit: armed robbery. The 15-year-old was also charged with delinquent to wit: resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.

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