Yesterday, August 10th around 18:30 hours, one of our photographers was at the fuel pump at the 7-Eleven on Morrissey Boulevard when he noticed a shirtless man acting erratically.
The man approached out photograph’s vehicle which was locked and found himself unable to gain entry. Before our staff member could even comprehend what was happening the man jumped into a pickup truck next to our guy and took off, nearly hitting the trucks owner in the process.
The suspect continued to circle the gas station in the stolen truck at a high speed and when Boston Police Officers from District C-11 and State Troopers arrived, the victim and our photographer quickly alerted them to the truck which was again, circling by the gas station on its sixth or seventh pass.
Quickly Officers and Troopers pursued the vehicle which fled a short distance before turning towards the Gas Tank and ultimately trapping themselves on a dead end. Boston Police have confirmed that the suspect is Michael Peluso, 46-years-old of Peabody Massachusetts.
Peluso is expected to face numerous charges including larceny of a motor vehicle and operating after suspension. This incident remains under review by detectives assigned to district C-11. No further information is available at this time.