Thrashers, beware – those bullet belts can stir a panic! That’s what 26 year old Kevin Young, 26, of the band Hexxus discovered recently, when the driver of a Boston city bus called the police.
From the Boston Police Department website:
“Officers learned that the driver had pulled the bus over as passengers began calling 911 when a male suspect boarded the bus with what appeared to be military grade ammunition strapped around his waist. The driver stated that the passengers were in a panic, fearing that the suspect was about to pull out a weapon. The suspect, later identified as Kevin Young, 26, of Watertown, exited the bus and was stopped by police on Penniman Road at which time it was discovered that the ammunition was fake. Officers recovered 69 replica bullets in all. The suspect was wearing what was described as spiked fighting gloves and spiked leather bracelets.”
Young was arrested and charged with, “Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carried Dangerous Weapon and Disorderly Conduct.”
But cooler heads prevailed, thankfully, as Fox Boston reports that the district attorney dropped the charges:
“Based on the totality of circumstances, however, including confirmation that the cartridges on said belt could not and weren’t intended to be fired, prosecutors dismissed the charges at arraignment in Brighton Municipal Court.”
(via Dangerous Minds)