Charlestown Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Au Bon Pain in South Station

The man was previously wanted for several other shoplifting incidents.

Scott Hilton of Charlestown. Credit: MBTA Transit Police.
Scott Hilton of Charlestown. Credit: MBTA Transit Police.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police arrested a Charlestown man over the weekend for shoplifting at Boston's South Station. The man had already had two warrants out for his arrest in regards to several other shoplifting incidents, police said. 

Transit Police on Saturday, July 5, responded to the commuter rail station around 4:40 p.m. on a report that a man had just stolen food from the station's location of Au Bon Pain. Officers approached Scott Hilton, 54, of Charlestown, who had been carrying a salad in a bag and had admitted to taken the food, Transit police said Monday

Officers then discovered Hilton had two warrants for his arrest, one issued out of Malden District Court for shoplifting (third offense) and the other issued out of Quincy District Court for two counts of shoplifting and for trespassing, according to the report. 

Hilton was arrested on scene Saturday and transported to Transit Police headquarters for booking. 

Susie Howard July 09, 2014 at 08:25 PM
Hard to believe you would lead and highlight with this "news".This is a sad situation...stealing FOOD...Is this Les Mis? This poor guy didn't need this humilating press to add to his troubled life. Walk in his shoes...
Lauren July 09, 2014 at 08:45 PM
My thoughts exactly upon reading this story. I really can't see how shaming him further was necessary or newsworthy.
Joseph July 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Pageviews. It's all about pageviews. Boring stories like those involving the corruption behind the Alford Street Bridge doesn't get the clicks that this story receives. This is the only Charlestown story I've seen remain on main page for more than 1 day in months. They usually last 2 hours. Patch reporters (excuse me, editors) don't do any work, they are stealing articles for other news sources and posting it here.


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