Stay classy, New Jersey drivers!
A minivan driver from Passaic stopped short in the middle of Lincoln Tunnel, took off his clothes — and pleasured himself about 100 feet beneath the surface of the Hudson, cops said Friday.
Port Authority police received a report of a vehicle crash in the tunnel at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
But when they arrived, they found something far more disturbing.
Ismael Esquilin, 48, had stopped his Dodge minivan in the middle of the Manhattan-bound tube and was half-naked and masturbating, the cops said.
Esquilin refused to get out of his vehicle, and when cops pulled him out, they allegedly found a glass pipe with crack-cocaine residue and a bottle with brown liquid that police suspect is PCP. He refused to take a breath test.
Cops covered Esquilin with a blanket and took him to Hoboken Hospital for evaluation. He told workers there he had smoked PCP, police said.
Even hardened cops were shocked by Esquilin’s behavior.
A PA police source said this is the first time he could recall someone caught masturbating in the tunnel.
“The cops have delivered babies there and pursued people who’ve committed crimes and flee through the tunnel. But this case, it’s really strange and disturbing. And it’s dangerous,” the source said.
“There are signs that say no stopping in the tunnel, but there are no signs that say don’t masturbate. Guess you can’t cover everything.”
Over the past few months, Esquilin has posted a series of videos on Facebook where he’s rambling incoherently and appears intoxicated.
In one of the videos, he’s driving while mumbling into his phone for nearly three minutes.
“Doin’ it live, that’s how we do it, king love, king yes to the highest, that’s how we do it,” he rants.
Esquilin is facing several charges, including possession of controlled substances, driving under the influence of drugs, and reckless driving.
He is due back in Hudson County court on May 16.
Credit: NY Post