A man in his forties armed with a gun is accused of threatening to shoot an employee of a Boston auto parts store on Tuesday afternoon before fleeing the scene on a scooter, bumping into a police cruiser and running away from officials, so the authorities.
Antonio Cartegena, a 44-year-old South Boston resident, was arrested after countless incidents after the wild series of events happened, the Boston Police Department said in a statement.
Officials responded to a call around 4:10 p.m. about a person with a gun near 1432 Dorchester Avenue, the statement said.
Police met with the auto parts workers who told officers that a customer confronted him while trying to leave the store without paying for multiple items.
Authorities said the customer threatened to shoot him after he was stopped by the employee and flashed a gun in his waistband before driving away from the area on a red scooter.
While searching the neighborhood, officers noticed a man who allegedly matched the description of the suspect, who was driving a scooter through the streets of the church and the east, police officials said.
“When the suspect tried to make a left turn onto East Street, he hit a cruiser marked by the Boston Police and damaged it before he got off the scooter and fled on foot,” the department said in its statement.
After a brief persecution, the man was taken into custody without incident. According to the police, a firearm was not found immediately.
Cartegena was expected to face charges in Dorchester District Court on charges of armed robbery, failure to stop the police and leaving the scene of the accident causing property damage.
Authorities said he was also wanted on two arrest warrants issued by Dedham District Court and Middlesex Superior Court on numerous charges, including home invasion, burglary, breaking and trampling, and assault and battery.