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Arlington Man Allegedly Assaults, Spits On 2 Women on Orange Line

The incident occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Monday near the MBTA’s Haymarket Station.

Richard Botelho. Photo credit: MBTA Transit Police
Richard Botelho. Photo credit: MBTA Transit Police

A 43-year-old Arlington man allegedly berated two women Monday night on an Orange Line train heading to Haymarket Station in Boston.

After the women told him to leave them alone and moved away from him on the train, the man, Richard Botelho, followed them and tried to grab one of their cell phones, according to MBTA Transit Police. In the ensuing struggle, Botelho spat on both women and swung his fists wildly, police said.

At this time, the train entered Haymarket, and a male passenger intervened and held Botelho on the platform until police arrived.

Botelho was combative toward the officers as well, according to police.

He was charged with assault to rob (unarmed) and assault and battery.

marc maquez March 19, 2014 at 02:12 PM
noneya kis a rumor spreading douche
Squire Park March 19, 2014 at 03:58 PM
Hey Rich, Nice to see your still suave with the ladies....
Wilyweasel March 19, 2014 at 05:17 PM
A real ladies man! What a handsome S.O.B and charming! I wonder if he's still single?
Noneya March 21, 2014 at 11:12 PM
Sorry Marc. Apparently the other 40is year old rich botelho with th cocaine convection was another guy. Why the name calling? The patch wasn't around back then but the advocate was. I'm sure someone could find the link.
marc maquez March 23, 2014 at 12:54 AM
i bet it was and i bet they could but why bring it up people suck but no need to point out there faults people are mentally ill and drugs are a problem and no 1 can get help til they realize they need help sorry man but the world is cold and mass isn't getting any warmer taxes registration fees and license fees as well as gas and cigarette taxes are threw the roof to pay for a bunch of pot holes and child protective workers that don't do there jobs so sorry for the comment but there has to be better then this garbage not that any part of the united states is better but thank the big bang that i moving to texas not that magical guy in the sky

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