Police officer arrested after being seen masturbating at StarbucksBy Mason White 1:39 PM May 22, 2014
|Lt. Benito Gonzalez Jr.|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after being seen masturbating at a restaurant, police in New Jersey said.
The Camden County Police Department said that Lt. Benito Gonzalez Jr., who oversees the narcotics unit of the department, has been removed from office after being accused of masturbating in public at a Starbucks, located on Route 70 in Cherry Hill.
“We are deeply concerned about reports of this behavior,” a spokesperson for the county said. According to the police report, the police officer pulled down his pants and exposed himself in public.
Gonzalez left the store, but a Starbucks employee reported the incident to the police. Gonzalez was charged with disorderly conduct. Gonzalez is a 17-year veteran of the police force.
Last year, Gonzalez was honored by the county for his outstanding police work.