Police officer caught pleasuring himself in public parking lotBy Mason White 1:26 PM December 15, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A police officer was suspended after a being caught pleasuring himself in public, police in Florida said.
However, the 38-year-old St. Petersburg police officer who was suspended for two weeks, denied the allegations, saying that he just pulled over to rest before going home.
According to the police investigation, Andrew Cane was off duty and in his personal vehicle one afternoon, when a tow truck driver approached him in a parking lot at 801 Central Avenue.
As the driver was preparing to tow the vehicle, which was in a tow-away zone, he realized that it was running and approached the passenger window.
The driver said that he saw a man inside, apparently pleasuring himself. The tow truck driver called police. Officer Teddy Williams responded just before 2:30 p.m., and was surprised to find Cane inside.
Cane denied that he had been pleasuring himself, but admitted that his genitals were exposed when the tow truck driver approached.
Cane told investigators that he had just taught a class at the police academy and was on his way home. He said that he stopped to rest.
No criminal charges were filed as investigators determined that Cane had no intention of exposing himself to the public. In addition to the two-week suspension, Cane was removed from the SWAT team and the Honor Guard.