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Volusia County deputies arrest Amtrak passenger for getting too much of a grip
By Joe Crews
posted Oct 17, 2013 - 10:55:39am
A 33-year-old South Florida man was arrested on a passenger train immediately after it pulled into the DeLand station Oct. 15.
Daniel Michael of Marathon is accused of masturbating in plain view and exposing himself in front of a young child while on the Amtrak train, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Gary Davidson reported.
A passenger told a conductor Michael had been masturbating in the seat next to him, then got up while still exposed and walked down the aisle to a bathroom, passing a boy who appeared to be around 3 years old.
The conductor reported the incident to Amtrak officials, who called the Sheriff’s Office just before the train arrived at the DeLand station, Davidson said.
Michael was charged with lewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of someone under the age of 16. He was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach, where he remained Oct. 16.
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