Friday, December 28, 2007

Dumbass of the Day

What was this idiot thinking?

MBTA police have arrested a young man who allegedly tried to steal an agent's gun Thursday night. The incident was captured on surveillance tape.

Transit police say 17-year-old Nelson Otuechere of Roslindale tried to take an MBTA Revenue Collection Agent's handgun at the Chinatown station as she and her partner were collecting money from the ticket machines.

The partner intervened and stopped Otuechere. The first agent pushed her panic button and called for back-up. Otuechere was arrested outside the station on Washington Street.

He is charged with attempted robbery.

I mean, why go through all the trouble of assaulting and robbing someone just to get a gun, when (according to a certain fact-fornicating Boston Globe columnist) all anyone has to do is drive north to New Hampshire where all the firepower any gangbanger could want can be had for a song.

I know that's true, because I read it in the Globe.