Two Orange Line riders report the drivers of their trains (or maybe it was just the same fed-up driver on different trips) have had more than enough of the people who go from car to car handing out tissue packets with a written sob story attached in the hopes of picking up some money.
Gavin Schoch reports that this morning, a driver went on the PA to warn riders against getting their wallets out, in that blaring way that Orange Line drivers usually reserve for people not walking behind the yellow line at Downtown Crossing:
DO NOT GIVE THAT MAN MONEY IT IS A SCAM...SIR YOU CANT HAND OUT TISSUES EXPECTING MONEY STOP GOING CAR TO CAR THE T POLICE WILL BE WAITING AT THE NEXT STATION
Yesterday the driver got out of their cab and came into the car to chase the tissue paper person off their train completely. 1215 coming up from Forest Hills.