Trolley driver convicted for paying man to attack him on job
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts trolley driver who paid a man $2,000 to attack him on the job while wearing a Halloween mask has been convicted of perjury and stealing worker’s compensation.
The Boston Globe reports 47-year-old Thomas Lucey, of Saugus, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Prosecutors say Lucey reported the man pulled him out of a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trolley shortly after midnight on Oct. 30, 2016, and punched him repeatedly. The attacker wore a “Michael Myers” Halloween mask and carried a plastic pumpkin.
Authorities lifted fingerprints from the pumpkin left at the scene to find the man, who said Lucey paid him for the attack.
Lucey claimed he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after the attack and collected about $62,000 in worker’s compensation and insurance payments, according to court records.