11/13/2013 09:15 am ET

Edward Alvin Caught Masturbating At DMV: Cops

PaPalm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Just when you thought the DMV couldn't get any worse.

Edward Michael Alvin, 34, was arrested last week after an off-duty cop caught the man allegedly masturbating at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Sun-Sentinel reported that Alvin began masturbating in the lobby of the DMV on Friday.

An off-duty officer told Alvin to stop, but the suspect ignored him and was placed under arrest. He was charged with indecent exposure, and released later that evening.

In July, Alvin was arrested after allegedly stealing his former boss' car, then crashing it while intoxicated, according to court records.

Public masturbation might be how some people get off, but that doesn't get them off the hook with police.

Kevin Bishop, a 44-year-old man with 64 arrests already on his record, was allegedly caught masturbating on a New York subway in 2009. He was charged with public lewdness, but pleaded not guilty. Bishop told police that his "private parts fell out."

"I looked down and it was out," Bishop said. "It just popped out! I was trying to put it back."

In September, Nathan Harrington allegedly gave his mailman a different kind of package when he was caught masturbating outside his home in front of the witness. He was charged with indecent conduct.

The mailman said this was the second time he had caught Harrington masturbating.