Sorry, "Mystery Man" On Boston Roof Was Probably Just Tenant On Deck Of Luxury Rental Building

The purported “mystery man” now starring in conspiracy theories stemming from yesterday’s bombings in Boston was walking on the common roof deck of a luxury building in front of which the second explosion occurred.

The deck--outfitted with wicker chaises, a gas grill, and a bathroom--is open to residents of 755 Boylston Street, a seven-story building where apartments rent for upwards of $7000 monthly.

Since the building is situated a couple of blocks from the Boston Marathon’s finish line, the deck provides a clear view of runners streaming towards Copley Square. So the prospect that a tenant happened to be on the sunny deck watching the race appears more likely than the roof serving as the perch of a bomb plotter.

Click here, here, or here for photos of the 755 Boylston deck.