A Hyde Park man faces charges he started firing a taser at a man he and another guy were trying to rob last week.
Meshach Sicot, 19, didn't get a chance to actually shock his victim Feb. 10 on Greenwood Avenue because several people who watched the attempted robbery unfold intervened, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
The witnesses told police that the man was seen menacing a male victim on the street; when confronted by witnesses, Sicot walked away. The victim informed Boston Police that he had traveled from Medford to sell a pair of Jordan sneakers for $550 in a deal arranged on Facebook. When the victim refused the purported buyer's demand to give up the sneakers without payment, Sicot allegedly produced a Taser and approached the victim with the weapon sparking electricity, prosecutors said. Passersby observed the victim backing away from Sicot and intervened.
According to the DA's office, the victim journeyed to Hyde Park after reaching a deal with a third person on Facebook to sell a pair of Jordans for $550.
Sicot had bail set at $1,000 on charges of armed assault with intent to rob and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was also ordered to wear a GPS monitor and abide by a curfew if he makes bail. Judge Paul McManus denied a request by prosecutors to revoke his bail in another case in which he is charged with counterfeiting, larceny and uttering.
The DA's office reports police are looking for a second man, possibly the one with whom the victim made his online deal in connection with the failed robbery:
As the officer attempted to turn his cruiser around on Greenwood Avenue, a male repeatedly walked in front of the cruiser in an apparent attempt to prevent the officer from pursuing the assailant. The man was identified as the same man who had arranged to purchase the sneakers from the victim. These actions and the snowbanks lining the street forced the officer to chase after Sicot on foot.
Also still missing: The taser.