Train passenger threatens others with his pet rat named Jerry, Massachusetts cops say
A man threatened passengers at a Massachusetts train station with his pet rat, and it wasn’t the first time, according to transit police.
The 57-year-old man who is “well-known” for causing “disturbances” with his rat was arrested around 4 p.m. on March 16 at the Oak Grove station in Malden, according to a tweet from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police. Malden is just north of Boston.
"Rat" it again !! 57 y/o Boston man well known to TPD for causing disturbances w/his pet rat was arrested at #MBTA Oak Grove on 3/16 4PM for threatening folks w/his rat. He also was consuming alcohol/being disorderly/refused the leave. Jerry the Rat was turned over to AC. pic.twitter.com/zZcltcPtdn
— MBTA Transit Police (@MBTATransitPD) March 17, 2023
The man was also drinking alcohol, being disorderly and refusing to leave the area, the tweet says.
The rat, named Jerry, was taken to animal control, according to the agency.
Twitter users appeared to be rooting for Jerry’s well-being.
“Justice for Jerry!” tweeted Michaela Duffy.
“Please tell us Jerry is okay,” tweeted another user, Liz. “#freejerry”
“Jerry is cute,” wrote Twitter user Robin. “He is innocent! He needs a loving good home!”
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