A Quincy man ordered to wear an ankle monitoring device after his conviction for indecent assault and battery in a Brookline library was arrested at a Starbucks on School Street on Tuesday after he got a woman's eye and he started masturbating, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Tyler Grace, 30, was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court yesterday on a charge of open and lascivious behavior. Judge Michael Coyne agreed with prosecutors to set bail at $5,000 - but to also hold him pending a hearing on whether the incident violated his probation on the indecent assault and battery charge out of Norfolk County.
The DA's office provided this account of the incident:
At about 2:20 on Tuesday afternoon, a 25-year-old Allston woman at the Starbucks on School Street told Boston Police that she noticed Grace fidgeting after he sat in a chair near her in the coffee shop.
Grace allegedly smiled at the woman, opened his jacket, and looked downward. The woman looked under the table to see Grace allegedly masturbating. He left the coffee shop after the victim went to speak to a manager.
When approached by police in front of a nearby restaurant on School Street, Grace allegedly made statements that the woman sat near him and suddenly became disgusted with him, prompting him to leave.
Grace was arrested by Brookline Police following an incident in May, 2011 at the Public Library of Brookline, in which he ejaculated on a female patron. He was also charged with exposing himself in a Maine library.