LAWRENCE — The mall is no place to make yourself at home.

A Mercer County man was reminded of that Tuesday after police say he took off all his clothes and began masturbating in the Quaker Bridge Mall, The Trentonian reported.

Joseph Michalski, 51, was sitting naked in the chair in a common area on Tuesday evening when he was approached by the guard who told him to put his clothes back on, police said.

The guard, who was not injured, tackled Michalski to the ground and restrained him until police arrived to arrest him, The Trentonian reported.

Police, who confirmed details of the arrest to New Jersey 101.5, said Michalski was charged with lewdness and simple assault.

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Contact reporter Adam Hochron at 609-359-5326 or Adam.Hochron@townsquaremedia.com

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