Police: 3 women attack man with bleach on bus
ROXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Three women are accused of attacking a man on the number 28 MTBA bus and then throwing bleach on him.
Police said the women hit a man over his head and stole money from his pocket. As they were leaving the bus, they took bleach from a water bottle and threw it in the victim’s face, according to police. .
“Clearly they took the money from his pocket. The video showed us that they were counting it in front of him as they threw the bleach in his face,” said Supt.-in-Chief Joseph O’Connor of the MBTA Transit Police.
The victim was coming home from work Sunday night when the suspects boarded the bus. Police said they immediately started harassing him.
“They sit across from him, there becomes some conversation, they sit around him, they begin to harass him. It appears in the video that they’re doing some type of exaggerating like they’re flirting with him but we know that they’re not. They’re sizing him up to see if he’s a victim and then they begin to slap him, one goes in his pocket as the third throws the bleach in his face,” said O’Connor.
Neighbors in the Roxbury community were horrified.
“Yeah it is disappointing for these young kids. There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach,” said one woman.
“The reason why the kids are out of hand is because there’s no discipline in the home,” said James Grant.
There were some people on the bus that did come to that man’s aid. Police said the man has had trouble seeing since the attack.
Anyone with information should contact the MBTA transit police at (617) 222-1100.