Here’s what we know about the bonehead that cops arrested last nite at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 25 year old Kevin “Kayvon” Edson faces charges of disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, and disturbing a public assembly. All charges are misdemeanors carrying minimal jail time or a fine.
Edson told cops he had a “rice cooker” in his backpack. Posession or use of a hoax device and making false bomb threats is a tad more serious, carrying up to 5 years to 20 years in prison, respectively. The bomb squad blew up his backpack which contained no explosives.
Witnesses told media outlets he was walking barefoot in the rain down Boylston Street wearing quite the fashionable ensemble of a black body suit, wide brimmed black hat with a long veil chanting “Boston Strong.” According to the Boston Herald, Edson told police “I knew what I was doing. It was being conceived in my head. It’s symbolism. Come on, the performance got the best of me.” Performance Art? Not the right stage, Kayvon.
He’s being held on $100,000 bail and off to Bridgewater State Hospital for a health evaluation. Edson is reportedly bi-polar and the Court assigned shrink says he’s been off his meds for three to four months. Edson has a history of arrests in disputes with his parents. One time Edson’s parents asked him to hit the bricks and was arrested for harassing a police dog. Seems he flipped fido the bird.
I’m guessing telling the cops “I knew what I was doing” will become his lawyer’s worst nightmare. If Edson DOES wind up spending time in one the Bay State’s fine gated communities, I’m hoping he gets to stage his “performance art” to a one man audience….his cellmate Tiny.
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