strange crook/ reporter with a sense of humor
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Suspect begins to masterbate during police questioning.
Police weren't aware that Jonathan B. Gambino was carrying a loaded weapon between his legs Friday night when they arrested him for a burglary.
But Gambino wasn't very discreet when he un-holstered his equipment and started masturbating in the Evesham, Burlington County police department's interrogation room.
"He was yelling at us while he was doing it," said Evesham Lieutenant Walt Miller.
Police did not say whether Gambino managed to squeeze off a round.
Gambino's unmasterful stroke earned him a lewdness charge to go along with the burglary, theft and drug charges police picked him up on. Police allege the Evesham resident stole about $88,000 worth of electronics, jewelry, and other items from a home on Ferguson Court on July 11 by breaking into a basement window.
On Jan. 3, Evesham police charged Gambino with burglary in connection with an Aug. 14 break-in at a home on South Elmwood Road. Police claim he broke a window and allegedly stole jewelry. He was released on bail shortly afterward.
"He could be a suspect in a series of burglaries," Miller said.
On Friday, New Jersey State Police arrested Gambino for the July burglary and found he was in possession of un-prescribed Xanax. He was taken to the Burlington County Jail, where he's being held on $55,000 bail.
Police in Evesham are trying to determine whether Gambino was involved in other burglaries. Anyone with information is asked to call 856-985-6027 or e-mail at Facebook@eveshampd.org