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Man Claims He Was Masturbating for Medical Reasons, Police Say

Let’s say you’ve been arrested for wanking in public. How do you explain this to the cops? In Lincoln, Nebraska, Ohio man Joseph Walcott was booked for masturbating at a bus stop Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., according to a KETV report. His reason? He was doing it for medical reasons. To get rid of his syphilis.

If convicted for indecent exposure, a Class II misdemeanor, he’ll face up to six months in jail, and a possible $1,000 fine. Lancaster County jail records obtained by LawNewz show that he is out of custody. He could not be reached for comment.

[Mugshot via Lincoln Police Department]

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