Transit Police report having to get a masturbating man off a 1 bus yesterday afternoon after he refused requests from other passengers to knock it off.
According to police, officers arrived at the stopped but as Tremont Street and Mass. Ave. around 4:10 p.m.:
Several passengers pointed out a male, later identified as John Repetto, 55, of Boston. Witnesses informed the officers Repetto originally entered the bus on Harrison Avenue with his pants unbuttoned, zipper down and with his genitals exposed. Once on board Repetto took a seat in close proximity to a woman and her young child and began to touch himself in an inappropriate manner. Other passengers present requested Repetto cease his vulgar actions and were verbally threatened by him in response.
Repetto is scheduled for arraignment on a charge of open and gross lewdness in Roxbury Municipal Court today, police say.