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Pair of Wamps charged with stealing guy's phone, dragging him with a car at Braintree T stop

Jeffrey DiAuto

Transit Police report arresting two people on charges of unarmed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an incident yesterday afternoon at the Braintree T station.

Police say the victim, 22, had agreed to meet Jeffrey Diauto, 20, and a 17-year-old, both of Braintree, in the parking garage at the Braintree T stop around 2:40 p.m. yesterday after they answered his ad to sell his iPhone on what police said was "a popular social media site:"

As the two male suspects were "inspecting" the victim's phone they sped off in the vehicle they arrived in. The victim in an attempt to retrieve his phone held onto the vehicle and was dragged a short distance ultimately landing on the pavement sustaining abrasions about his body. The suspects made good their escape.

Diauto and the teen, not named because of his age, were arrested last night on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unarmed robbery, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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I feel like I see an inordinate amount of stories of moronic thuggery from there.

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Which station has more sketchy characters hanging around harassing customers. My vote is for Quincy which should be called the station of the living dead.

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Even Urban Dictionary didn't help me this time. What's a wamp?

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Look under Yellow House

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Wamp is the name of the braintree high sports teams short for wampanoag indians...also its the sound the tuba makes when you lose on price is right.

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"Once a Wamp, always a Wamp."

But tuba or trombone?

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How is it possible to commit assault and battery with a dangerous weapon while simultaneously committing unarmed robbery?

Does the weapon become less dangerous, less weapon, during the robbery phase?

I congratulate the prosecutor on treating a car as a dangerous weapon but you can see that they can't quite carry thru on the implications here...

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OK, here goes:

They stole the guy's phone. That's the unarmed robbery charge.

Then they jumped in their car and drove away. And didn't stop while the victim is hanging on. That's the assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (the car) charge.

Criminal charges are not a timeline - one charge does not have to follow the other.

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Quincy Center has some interesting characters for sure. Even during the rush hour time there are some shady looking people waiting for the bus.

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ad, in a parking garage, can certainly be problematic.

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