Metro po­lice ar­rest man twice in 2 days on in­de­cent ex­po­sure

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO - — Ryan M. McDer­mott

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.”

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