Man accused of masturbating on train rips his wanted posters

Police in New York City say a man spotted by officers ripping down wanted posters of himself had been accused of masturbating on a subway train.

The photo of Kosta Kolaci (KOH'-stah koh-LAH'-cheeh) that's on the posters was taken this month by a rider who was in the same subway car. The rider handed over his photos to police, who made the posters.

The 61-year-old suspect was arrested Friday when officers saw him in a Brooklyn station, tearing down the posters.

He's charged with public lewdness. A phone number couldn't be found for Kolaci.


This story has been corrected to show the station where the suspect was arrested is in Brooklyn, not Manhattan.