A 26-year-old metalhead named Kevin Young was recently arrested for causing “a panic” on a public bus in Boston by wearing a fake bullet belt, “spiked fighting gloves” and “spiked leather bracelets,” (via Dangerous Minds). Once on board, passengers began calling 911 for the fear caused by Young’s appearance. Thankfully, as FOX 25 reported, all charges were eventually dropped. (Seriously, how long have bullet belts been around?)
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“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,” offered the Suffolk County District Attorney.
You can read the police report below.
At about 4:20 PM on Friday July 10, 2015, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for a person with a gun on an MBTA bus in the area of Cambridge and Harvard Streets. 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.
The suspect was placed in custody and will appear in Brighton District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carried Dangerous Weapon and Disorderly Conduct.
For what it's worth, it looks like Young is in a band called Hexxus. They don't have any music up, however.
Also, this isn't the first time something like this has happened in Boston. In 2012, this guy caused a subway to shutdown because of his bullet belt.