NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested a man they said masturbated for more than 30 minutes on a Manhattan-bound No. 2 train over the weekend.

Michael Pope, 19, was arrested on Wednesday, police said.

Authorities said Pope, who has a bold “Team USA” tattoo on the right side of his forehead, boarded the 2 train at the President Street Station in Brooklyn around 4 p.m. on Sunday.

After boarding the train, police said Pope put his hand down his pants and appeared to be touching his penis while looking at a 29-year-old female victim.

Pope, of Manhattan, continued to fondle himself for about a half-hour while another straphanger took his photo, according to the NYPD.

Pope is charged with public lewdness.


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