Monday, February 13, 2017

Cambridge man exposes himself at Ashmont MBTA

John Gearty
On February 12, 2017 at approximately 4:30pm a Transit Police officer assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Ashmont Station for a report of a disorderly male. Upon arrival the officer was met by an MBTA employee who pointed out a male, later identified as John Gearty, 29, of Cambridge and informed the officer Gearty was acting in a loud belligerent manner for no legitimate reason and requested the officer's assistance in dealing with him. As the officer approached, Gearty, began to use loud foul language creating a disturbance. Gearty also made homophobic slurs directed towards the MBTA employee. The officer ejected Gearty from the station, as Gearty was being escorted out he stopped and dropped his pants and underwear fully exposing his genitals and began to gyrate his body. This was done in plain view of other MBTA patrons.

Gearty was placed into custody for Disorderly Conduct and Indecent Exposure and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at

the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt