Warning: This is icky.
At 1:11 p.m. Tuesday, a 58-year-old Elm Grove man was arrested in Wauwatosa for lewd and lascivious behavior after police were called to Mians Mobil gas station at 717 N. Mayfair Rd.
The report, from the manager of the station, was that the man had been sitting in his car at the pay phone for 40 minutes, masturbating in full view of patrons and employees.
A patrol officer pulled in behind the man’s car, walked up to his driver’s window unnoticed, and saw that the man had a towel spread in his lap and was grasping his exposed penis, the police report said.
The man quickly tried to cover himself and denied having done anything wrong – the towel was to keep him dry while he had his window open during the rain, he said – but the officer informed him that he had already seen what he was doing.
The man then admitted that he was using the pay phone to call a sex line because his wife checks his cell phone for lewd calls.
The gas station manager asked officers to move the man’s car because it was blocking a delivery truck, but finding the towel still spread on the driver’s seat, it was decided that “no officer would be moving the vehicle” because of a potential biohazard.
The suspect was arrested, ticketed and released.
His car was towed.
The gas station manager did not say why he waited 40 minutes to call police.