A man Transit Police say attacked a woman he was piggybacking behind at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last Tuesday also punched an Uber driver on Arch Street on Friday afternoon, according to the driver's passenger at the time.
According to Transit Police, the man, dressed in a gray puffy jacket and black pants, piggybacked behind a woman at the JFK/UMass fare gates around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday. He kicked her and spat at her, police say, adding that when they catch up with him, they'll charge him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot) on a person over 60.
According to a person who saw a photo of the guy today, he's the same person who attacked an Uber driver around 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
The rider said he had just gotten into an Uber car outside 33 Arch St. downtown when the guy - dressed in the same gray puffy jacket and black pants as shown in the MBTA surveillance photos - walked up to the driver's side window, accused the driver of "looking at him" and wound up to slug the driver. The passenger reported the driver had good reflexes and hit the gas, but not before the guy connected with the driver's face.
The passenger added that the driver was not seriously hurt - and that the guy managed to also punch the car before the driver got completely away.
If he looks familiar, contact Transit Police detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.