Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say seemed to be under the mistaken impression it was 1960 and he was free to stomp somebody who looked at his female companion.
According to police, around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, Thomas Cowan, 27, reacted to the alleged glance at the Downtown Crossing fare gates by proceeding to "punch and kick the victim about his face, head and body." For good measure, police say, Cowan then tried to steal the man's phone. But he proved not so invested in the phone and, upon failing to wrest it away, Cowan and his alleged enamorata then walked to a Red Line platform - where officers caught up with him.
Cowan was initially charged with assault and battery and attempted unarmed robbery, police say, adding they added an additional charge of possession of a Class E substance when officers booking him found a prescription drug on him for which he did not have a prescription.