Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Subway Riders With His Pet Rat Jerry, Reports Say

MBTA Transit Police

Transportation officials in Massachusetts apprehended a man after he continually threatened subway riders with his pet rat named Jerry. Jeffery Stuart, 57, was taken into custody at Oak Grove Station on Thursday at 4 p.m after threatening multiple people with his pet rat, officials said in a Twitter post, reports FOX

Stuart was reportedly pushing the rat in subway rider’s faces as he yelled at them during their travel, prosecutors said. After he was informed to leave, he then returned and attempted to get back into the station. The man reportedly swore at officials and then went on to take out the rat and threaten police with his pet. 

 Massachusett’s Bay Transportation Authority said the man often causes disruption. They also mentioned that he was consuming alcohol while displaying rambunctious behavior. 

The rat was given to animal control while Stuart is currently facing charges

“for disorderly conduct, trespassing, and threats to commit a crime,”

FOX reports. 

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