Man in Silver Line incident had a few beers too many and wanted to sit in bus driver’s seat, Transit Police say

A South Boston incident described on social media Saturday night as the attempted theft of a Silver Line bus was just a case of a young man getting rambunctious after “a few beers too many,” according to Transit Police.

Lieutenant Michael Shea of the Transit Police said a Silver Line bus was parked at the end of the line, on Silver Line Way in the South Boston Seaport, when the man climbed aboard shortly before 10 p.m. and sat in the driver’s seat.

“[A bus] inspector had him get out and wait for the police, and he did,” Shea said. “And that was about it.”

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Shea said Transit Police arrived at the scene, spoke with the man, and sent him on his way in the care of friends.

He said the man appeared to have had “a few beers too many’’ while spending Saturday evening with friends at the bars in the Seaport neighborhood, where nightlife has become a big draw for younger people in recent years.

“Down the waterfront there, that’s the big hotspot there now,” Shea said. “It’s kind of a nightclub area down there, a lot of bars and restaurants. It is what it is.”