Love. It’s what makes a Subaru a Subaru. That’s the slogan the automaker has been using as its slogan for the last four years. It’s not likely, however, that they had in mind the kind 87-year-old Galip Gulmez had in mind.
He was trying to lure kids to his 2011 Subaru with candy. When the kids’ babysitter approached his vehicle near West Neck Beach in Lloyd Harbor at about 2 p.m. on August 10th, she was shocked to discover that he wasn’t wearing any pants. Worse yet, he was masturbating.
She rushed the kids home and told their parents about it. They, in turn, contacted Suffolk County police.
He wasn’t found until August 22nd when a call came in about a suspicious vehicle involved in another incident in town. Police somehow tied him to the previous incident by interviewing the babysitter again after this incident, even though no charges were filed in the latter.
He was arrested at his home on Monday, August 28th, and charged with public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned on those charges yesterday.