Metro police arrest man twice in 2 days on indecent exposure
Metro Transit Police have arrested a man twice in two days on charges of exposing himself to passengers, including at least one juvenile, on a subway train and a city bus.
Police said Wednesday that Alex Thomas Dorsey, 27, of Northeast, was arrested Monday on charges of masturbating on a Silver Line train.
A passenger pointed out Mr. Dorsey to an officer on the platform, and the arrest was made. That night, officials at D.C. Pretrial Services released him on a citation.
On Tuesday, Metro police arrested Mr. Dorsey for the same charge.
This time, he had boarded a B2 Metrobus in Southeast around 8:15 a.m. and proceeded to masturbate in front of passengers until he “completed the act on the floor of the bus,” police said.
At least one juvenile was on the bus, police said.
When confronted by the bus operator, Mr. Dorsey exited the bus and fled the scene.
Metro Transit detectives said they retrieved digital video footage from the onboard camera and recognized the man from the previous day. Mr. Dorsey was arrested late Tuesday at his place of employment.
Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor in the District, but Metro said that “so-called ‘minor’ offenses can escalate to even more serious crimes.”