Man Repeatedly Asked for Jail - Charged with Destruction of Property
The suspect allegedly struck a vehicle, breaking the side view mirror off. The following info is provided by the Boston Police Department, and where charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction.
A West Roxbury man got his wish recently after repeatedly asking Boston Police to arrest him - and was charged with breaking a motor vehicle's side mirror.
On Sept. 9 around 1:43 a.m., Benjamin C. Morris, of 4885 Washington St. #2B, West Roxbury, was arrested and charged with willful and malicious destruction of property.
Police were called to the Tedeschi Food Mart at 7 Spring St., for a report of a man screaming inside. Upon arrival, officers saw Morris in the middle of Centre Street at Temple Street, being loud, boisterous, crying and waving his arms above his head, according to a Boston Police report. Officers observed the man to be unsteady on his feet and was incoherently slurring his words and repeatedly asked to be taken to jail. He refused to calm down and was guided to the sidewalk for his safety by police.
Officers saw a second man standing calmly and observing the suspect. That man told police he was sitting in his vehicle at Centre Street at Lagrange Street, and saw the suspect walk from Lagrange onto Centre. He alleged he saw the suspect strike his vehicle with both hands on the hood. The man said he got out of his vehicle to note any damage to his vehicle, and to confront the suspect about his actions, according to a Boston Police report.
The suspect then allegedly slapped the vehicle's left side mirror, breaking it off from the vehicle, which police noted on the ground. The suspect then walked away quickly yelling and screaming for the victim to leave him alone.
The victim contacted 911, and following the suspect from a distance until police arrived.
Police said the suspect was uncooperative and apparently under the influence of alcohol.