If I hear the laughable phrase “Boston Strong” ever uttered again to describe the metropolitan Chicken Littles in Massachusetts, I might just throw up:

Prosecutors dropped charges against a man who was arrested Friday after he boarded an MBTA bus with what appeared to be military-grade ammunition strapped to his waist.

The bullets turned out to be fake. But Boston police said they looked so convincing that several passengers called 911.

The bus driver pulled over near Cambridge and Harvard streets.

“The driver stated that the passengers were in a panic, fearing that the suspect was about to pull out a weapon,” Boston police said.

Kevin Young, 26, of Watertown, appeared in Brighton District Court to face charges of unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carried dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

Here is a photo of the man who terrified Boston.

Yup, that’s it, folks.

Kevin Young is guilty of being a… heavy metal fan.

Apparently, Boston is unaware of this new music called “rock ‘n roll,” and of sub-genres called “punk” and “heavy metal” where black leather and spiked clothing and yes, even belts made of inert ammunition belts are common.

Boston’s residents were so terrified that they called the police because of how this guy was dressed.

No, he didn’t have a weapon of any kind.

Young didn’t make threats. He didn’t act aggressively. He didn’t act oddly.

He was charged… because his clothes scared them. Even the skittish British aren’t this cowardly, and understand that this is perfectly normal dress, at least among aficionados of certain music cultures and lifestyles.

God forbid that Comic Con or some other cosplay convention comes to Boston and residents see the 501st Legion or some Lara Croft wannabe arrive.