‘A wonderful toy’
On Monday, May 27, at about 1:55 p.m., a victim walked into Boston Police Area A-1 headquarters to report that she believes she was drugged while working in her office at 175 Berkeley St.
The victim said on multiple occasions at work, her body began acting in an abnormal way, and she had to leave the premises. After the first few instances, she said she believed she had been drugged.
On March 1, the victim started playing with a Slinky while sitting at her desk, but after a few moments, she said she felt angst-ridden, had a rapid heartbeat and couldn’t focus.
The victim said she then immediately placed and locked the Slinky in her desk drawer before going home and ordering a “trace drug test kit” online, which arrived on March 7.
The victim said she then tested the Slinky and submitted the results, which tested positive for cocaine. She then took pictures of the Slinky and apprised her manager of the matter, who duly notified the company’s human resources department of the matter.
On Wednesday, May 29, at around 3 p.m., police responded to 32 Commonwealth Ave. for a reported larceny.
On arrival, officers spoke to the victim, who said about two or three weeks earlier, she realized that numerous pieces of jewelry had gone missing from one of her bedroom drawers. Since she rarely wore the jewelry, she was unsure of exactly when it had disappeared.
The victim said she waited to notify police of the matter because some acquaintances had advised her that it would be a “waste of time.”
The victim said her son and daughter are the only other people with keys to her residence, but she added that several weeks ago, she came home to find an employee from the management company inside apartment as he made repairs to the elevator.
The victim was unable to itemize all of the stolen jewelry, which she said contained gold and diamond rings and bracelets, so she was to provide police with as a “complete a list as possible” of the pilfered goods.
Second time’s messier
On Wednesday, May 29, at approximately 5 p.m., a man arrived at District D-4 headquarters to report that he was the victim of an alleged assault and battery.
On Sunday, May 26, at around 2:30 p.m., the victim took a taxi from the South Street Diner at 178 Kneeland St. to his home at 32 Queensbury St. in the Fenway. Throughout the rise, the victim said the driver continually made sexist, racist and homophobic comments to him, which the victim said made him feel unsafe as a gay man traveling alone in a taxi. The victim said the driver also said that he wished he was dead.
As they were approaching the 7-Eleven at Jersey and Queensbury streets, the victim said he asked the driver to stop so he could pay for his fare and get out of the cab. The victim said his credit card didn’t work, so he asked the driver to stop so he could withdraw money from the ATM at 7-Eleven.
The victim said the driver continued to circle around the block, even though they were in front of the 7-Eleven. The victim waited for the driver to slow the cab to a stop before he unlocked the door and got out. He then heard the taxi turn around behind him, so the victim ran down the alley, at which time he tripped and fell on his hands and knees, scarping his right elbow and bloodying his right hand in the process.
The taxi then pulled beside the victim, and the driver told him to get inside. When the victim refused, the driver told him it would be “a lot messier the second time” if he attempted to run away from him again.
The victim walked back to 7-Eleven while the driver followed. “We should go outside and stele this ourselves before the police come,” the driver said to the victim. Then victim said he realized at this time that the driver had already notified of the matter.
The victim said he then gave the driver $20. He said he felt save to leave and didn’t want to report this incident to police at the time because he was still “too shaken up.” After the victim went home, police spoke with the driver, although he didn’t provide police with his name or any other personal information.