Transit Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say refused to accept a conductor on a train about to pull out of South Station was only asking his girlfriend where she was heading, not that he was trying to put moves on her.
Police say that around 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, a conductor on a Franklin Line train about to leave South Station asked a young woman her destination to make sure she was on the right train.
After he did so a male juvenile armed with a knife at his side stated to the victim, " Why you talking to my shorty ". The victim attempted to explain he was trying to help but the juvenile male shouted over him while displaying his knife and advanced closer to the victim. Victim believed he was in imminent danger of being assaulted. The victim broke away and exited the train and called police.
Police report angry guy with knife was still on the train when officers arrived. "You can't arrest me, I'm only 17!" police said he told the officers. However, he quickly realized he was wrong when they arrested him on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and placed him in a cruiser for a ride down to Transit PD headquarters on Southampton Street for booking.