Twitter helps Boston cops catch alleged transit pervert

A witness riding the train Tweeted: "pervert on the 2nd car of the red line going to Braintree just passed Charles help me report him in hat"


By Caroline Black
CBS News

BOSTON — Transit Police arrested 59-year-old Lawrence Maguire after he allegedly touched himself inappropriately on a Boston subway car, and got caught courtesy of Twitter.

Apparently, the not-so-shy suspect was apprehended Friday night after a fellow passenger spotted him, took a picture, and tweeted the photo and a message to the MBTA two days earlier.

Nay Khun told CBS affiliate WBZ that when he first saw Maguire he didn't think much of him, but he eventually realized what was happening.

Read more on CBS News.
 

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