What would do if you saw someone dying on a train platform? Would you call 911 or would you rob the unconscious person of their medication and shampoo? Anthony Stimson, 30, is accused of doing the latter.
On Wednesday morning, a man collapsed on a train platform in Boston. The paramedics were called but they could not revive the 52-year-old man, according to WHDH in Boston. It’s unclear why he died. Before his death, investigators said someone stole prescription medication, shampoo and other items from his unconscious body. Stimson is also accused of not calling for help after the man collapsed. Instead, he allegedly rummaged through the man’s belongings for half an hour, according to The Boston Globe.
“A preliminary investigation revealed prior to the officers’ arrival, a male, later identified as Anthony Stimson, 30, of Boston approached the victim as he lay unconscious and rummaged through his belongings,” police told CBS Boston.
Police said they found a prescription bottle with the victim’s name on it, on Stimson. The medication is reportedly Gabapentin, a pain drug often used to control seizures, according to The Tri-City Herald.
Stimson was arraigned on Wednesday, the same day of the alleged incident, and held on $10,000 bail. He has also been banned from the station where the man’s death took place. His lawyer argued that his client could have received those pills from another person, according to WHDH. That lawyer pleaded not guilty on Stimson’s behalf.
Stimson is due back in court in April.
[Photo: MBTA Transit Police]