MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say ejaculated on a fellow Red Line rider shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday.
Police say the incident happened on an inbound train pulling into Davis and involved a woman sitting next to a set of doors reading a Metro and a man standing next to her:
The victim noticed what she described as a disgusting smell and something wet on her jacket and also noticed the male party next to her with his hands down his pants. She initially thought that the male party had urinated on her, and as the doors opened, she yelled at him, saying "Did you piss on me?!?" She then realized that it wasn't urine on her, instead it was was she believed to be sperm.
The man ran off the train and she tried to chase him, but she was foiled by the closing doors. Based in part on surveillance video viewed by the victim, detectives found and arrested Eric Howes, 26, originally of Holliston but more recently of the Long Island homeless shelter around 5 p.m. at a homeless shelter in Roxbury. Police say that during his interrogation, Howes admitted to ejaculating on the woman and on the seat next to her.
He was charged with indecent assault and battery.