Man poses as Secret Service agent to avoid train fare in Boston

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:19pm

The secret service is on the lookout for a man accused of pretending to be an agent for a free train ride in Boston.

Authorities don't know who he is yet, but the secret service is determined to find out.

He's not one of them but pretended to be on a commuter train to get out of paying the fare.

Another passenger caught it on his cell phone then posted the bizarre encounter on youtube.

The fake agent gave the conductor a hard time, “Do you want me to pay? Do you want me to pay?”

(Conductor): Hey! I need your badge number, too.

(Fake agent): “You don't mess with the Secret Service. I'll tell you that right now. I don't care who you are. You're just a conductor on a train. Don't interrupt my investigation. All right, tough guy? Who do you work for, al Qaeda?”

It's not clear when the incident took place or on which commuter line.

But MBTA transit police confirm the feds are now investigating.

Commuters we spoke to aren't surprised the secret service isn't laughing.

“You got to take it seriously. You never know. It's the world we live in,” one commuter said.
“I'm pretty sure they have the funds to cover a train ride, and they don't need to pull that card. That's kind of ridiculous,” said another commuter.

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