A former minor league baseball player from Kutztown University who went on to serve with the Army Rangers in Afghanistan was busted for allegedly being seen masturbating in his car on two occasions, according to the Lehigh County law enforcement.
Glenn Curtis Woolard, 35, who is a Bethleham police officer, allegedly confessed to state police during an interview Friday that he was masturbating in his parked car in the parking lot of a Target on North Krocks Road in Lower Macgunie Township Sept. 27, according to a criminal complaint.
During the same interview, he also allegedly confessed to masturbating while driving Wednesday, Oct. 5, on Hamilton Boulevard, the complaint said.
In both instances, a witness allegedly saw him and called police, the complaint said.
He told state police "his intent of masturbating in his vehicle was not for sexual gratification or to showcase his genitals, but rather to stimulate himself and stay awake while diving home from work," the complaint said.
Woolard is charged with two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure.
He rose quickly through the farm systems of the Giants and Milwaukee Brewers, reaching the highest level of the Brewers' system by the age of 23. But he left baseball a year later.
The Lehigh County District Attorney's office could not say when Woolard served in the Army, but noted that he served "multiple tours" with the Rangers 75th Battalion. The DA's office also said he was honorably discharged.
According to Army records, Woolard served from 2007 to 2012 with a rank of specialist (E4) and did three tours in Afghanistan. Those deployments were from October 2008 to February 2009, July 2010 to October 2010, and March 2011 to October 2011.
Woolard has been a Bethlehem cop since February 2013. He has been suspended by the police department pending further disciplinary action, according to the prosecutor's office.