Subway self-fondler arrested

- A man with a tattoo that reads "Team USA" on his forehead surrendered to the NYPD to face lewdness charges, the NYPD said. The man sat aboard a No. 2 train in Brooklyn on Sunday and fondled himself for nearly 30 minutes while looking at a 29-year-old woman, police said.

Police arrested Michael Pope, 19, of Harlem, and charged him with public lewdness on Wednesday.

A woman took photos of the man, according to police. The lewd behavior began at the President Street subway station near Crown Heights, police said.

If you witnessed the incident, contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following.

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.

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