An Indiana man accused of fondling himself in front of children in a dental office waiting room claims it's simply a hazard of "going commando."
Robert Gale, 51, was charged with two felony counts of vicarious sexual gratification, misdemeanor public indecency and public nudity after a woman told police she saw him fondling his bare genitals at the dentist’s office.
The 36-year-old mother of two was there with her 4-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. She claims Gale was trying to get her attention with a magazine and when she looked he was fondling himself. He tried to get her attention again by hitting the magazine against his leg, according to a police report.
The 6-year-old told authorities she saw his genitals, the Post-Tribune reported.
When police arrived at the Valparaiso office, Gale was in the exam room, but his genitals were still exposed through holes in his pants, authorities said.
Gale allegedly admitted to police that he knew his genitals were visible but denied taking them out.
"I've been going commando since I was 18 years old so I don't care if my (expletive) falls out," Gale said, according to the arrest report.
Authorities said at the time of his arrest Gale was wanted on a warrant from Lake County.
Image credit: Porter County Sheriff’s Department