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Massachusetts Man Arrested on Bus for Causing Panic with Fake Ammo Belt

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A punk rocker wearing a fake ammo belt was arrested on a bus in Massachusetts after scaring multiple people.

On July 10, 2015, a man boarded a Massachusetts Bay city bus wearing punk rocker-style spiked gloves, bracelets, and a belt made of military-grade ammo cartridges.

Shortly after boarding, the driver noticed numerous patrons on the bus becoming nervous after seeing the belt.

Boston police said, “The driver stated that the passengers were in a panic, fearing that the suspect was about to pull out a weapon”

The driver then pulled the bus over and proceeded to call 911.

The man, identified as 26-year-old Kevin Young, abruptly got up and exited the bus after it had pulled over. Police officers responding to the call soon stopped Young who was walking down Penniman Road.

Even after they discovered the rounds were fake, the police arrested Young for disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a dangerous weapon.

He appeared in Brighton County Court on July 13, 2015 where prosecutors dropped all charges against him.

A spokesman for the District Attorney’s office said they determined the realistic looking ammunition “could not and weren’t intended to be fired.”

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Massachusetts Man Arrested on Bus for Causing Panic with Fake Ammo Belt