Police officer arrested after YouTube video showed him pleasuring himself on trainBy Mason White 11:04 AM November 7, 2014
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A 12 year Pennsylvania police veteran, was arrested after someone recorded him pleasuring himself in public.
Kevin Fant, a Philadelphia Transit police officer, was arrested after he was caught masturbating on the subway, which he was assigned to patrol.
Fant was off duty at the time, but police believe he was comfortable in the environment as it was the place that he had authority.
The 44-year-old officer was suspended after the video of his act was discovered by city employees. Fant apparently did not realize that someone was not only watching him, but also recording the act.
The anonymous witness posted the video on YouTube, and it was later discovered by the transportation department’s social media team.
The team regularly scans the Internet for posts that mention the transit authority, and a staff officer found the video of Fant.
“This is disgusting and shameful, but I’m proud that the Transit Police detected the problem, investigated the issue and made the arrest of one of their own for criminal activity,” Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel said in a statement.
Fant is currently on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. He was charged with indecent exposure and open lewdness.