Transit Police report a man who tried sticking his nose, and his skateboard, in a dispute he had nothing to do with at the Alewife MBTA station early this morning, wound up under arrest - after which officers discovered he was already wanted on unrelated warrants.
Police say officers responding to a report of some sort of squabble around 1 a.m. had just broken up the verbal jousting when Michael Fleming, 28, of Quincy, decided to get involved.
Police say that despite having "nothing to do with the matter nor any relationship to the parties involved," Fleming began to "berate" the officers, in part by screaming obscenities at them.
Officers made multiple attempts to calm Fleming to no avail. At one point after being told if he didn't calm down he would be escorted from the station Fleming picked up his skateboard and challenged the officers to "Earn your f****** paycheck". Officers then informed Fleming based on his tumultuous conduct he would have to vacate the station. Fleming ignored the officers demands and continued to cause a disturbance.
Officers then arrested Fleming on charges of disturbing the peace and trespassing. While booking him, officers discovered he was already wanted on warrants out of Quincy District Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and violating two separate abuse-prevention orders.