Thomas McCarthy (37, San Lorenzo) was detained on a psychiatric hold and will eventually be booked on charges of robbery and interfering with a railroad. He was also issued a prohibition order.
Be like this guy- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRsT81gfou8 this guy defended himself against two robbers. He wasn't about to let himself be a victim of crime to two scrawny punk losers with a fake gun that looked legit. Bring a weapon of self defense and let these criminals who use bart as their hunting grounds know that their nonsense will not be tolerated. The police are useless and don't really care about the publics safety on bart.
He's got a psych hold/5150; he may have dissociative personality disorder (i.e. "multiple personality disorder"). That may explain the discrepancy in age.
Thomas McCarthy is a repeat offender, all of this behavior is nothing new. I do wonder if this is the same Thomas McCarthy listed on this site with many arrests, although the ages are not consistent the name and city are. Is it possible that there are two Thomas McCarthy's terrorizing San Lorenzo? https://www.localcrimenews.com/welcome/detail/29432241/no Thomas McCarthy is the reason BART had to send out this message: https://twitter.com/SFBARTalert/status/1000001538117468167