Man claims trolley was so crowded it made his shorts fall off
Police, however, did not buy his story any more than the woman who followed him off the train and held him until the law arrived after she got a glimpse of his junk.
Michael Galvin, 37, of Somerville, was arrested on a charge of open and gross lewdness for an incident on an outbound B trolley around 6:40 p.m. yesterday.
According to police, he exposed his penis to a woman as the trolley approached Packard's Corner:
When I asked how his shorts fell down Mr. Galvin stated due to the "packed and jostling" trolley his shorts fell down. Mr. Galvin told me he did not know his shorts were down until a female in front of him screamed " what the hell!" Mr. Galvin said he tried to pull up his shorts and apologized at the same time and then exited the trolley at Packard's Corner. Mr. Galvin then said the female followed him and said "you aren't going anywhere" and grabbed a hold of his hooded sweatshirt and waited for the Police.
The victim told a slightly different story, according to a report:
The victim stated she was on an outbound trolley when she noticed the suspect had been moving closer and closer towards her since the previous stop. The victim stated she "got a weird vibe from the guy and tried to move away but couldn't because the trolley was so packed." As the trolley had approached Packards Corner the suspect was now directly in front of her. The victim stated at this time as she looked down and noticed the suspect's shorts were pulled down just enough to have his penis exposed, and he was stroking it. The victim stated when the suspect realized she noticed what he was doing it appeared he attempted to pull his sweatshirt down to cover himself. The victim said this act took a moment to register and she immediately began to scream in shock at what she saw. As she was screaming she could hear the suspect saying "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry" as he began to move away from her. At this time the suspect exited the trolley in an attempt to get away, and the victim followed him and grabbed him by the sweatshirt to keep him from fleeing the scene. As she held on to his sweatshirt the suspect stated " I think I need help, I think something is wrong with me" and the suspect also attempted to persuade the victim to let him go.