Wrong! The Gothamist post an unsettling photo from a tipster that showed a man in what looks like unusual cut-off shorts reading a newspaper with his balls grazing the seat of the train. The tipster wrote: "I photographed the man so I could report him to the police. He apparently noticed me taking pictures, and lowered his unusually baggy t-shirt to partially cover his exposed genitals while they were remained out of his shorts. It could be inferred that he wore this long shirt so that he could cover himself when standing, and while seated if he chose."
When the tipster attempted to report the man to a precinct, police felt a report was unnecessary since the man wasn't masturbating or anything. Although, the ball hanger's face was blurred out in the original post, NYPD Transit officials have gone ahead and exposed the man in order to spread the word in hopes of identifying the culprit. According to the Gothamist: "The police sent a Request for Media Attention asking the public if they have seen this individual riding a southbound 4 train approaching the 14th Street-Union Square station on June 12th. The suspect, who is now sought by the NYPD for public lewdness, is described as being 55-65 years old."
If you've seen this man:
Help by calling the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline (1-800-577-TIPS) or at nypdcrimestoppers.com. Come on, though. Did he really commit a crime? He was just letting the boys out for some air. Can't he just me scolded and charged a fine? Does he really need to be charged as a criminal? Then, again this photo is a little jarring and a little hilarious!