Police arrest DC man twice in two days for masturbating on train and bus

WASHINGTON  — A man was arrested twice in two days after police say he was masturbating in front of passengers on the Metro and a Metrobus on Monday and Tuesday.

Metro Transit Police say they first arrested Alex Thomas-Dorsey, 27, of D.C. after a he was seen masturbating on a Silver Line train between Metro Center and L'Enfant Plaza at around 8:45 p.m.

He was arrested at L'Enfant Plaza but was later released on a citation.

According to police, Thomas-Dorsey was on a Metrobus on Tuesday in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE when, at around 8:15 a.m., police say he "began masturbating and completed the act on the floor of the bus" in front of passengers, including a juvenile.

Thomas-Dorsey got off the bus and fled the scene after a passenger told the bus driver. Police identified him in a video from the bus' onboard camera and later arrested Thomas-Dorsey while he was at work on Tuesday. 

He has been charged with indecent exposure on the transit system which is a misdemeanor in D.C.

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