Cops yesterday said "it's about time" an NYPD captain, who allegedly exposed himself to a young man on a Queens subway train, had finally been busted.
But even as they expressed satisfaction after years of rumors that married Capt. Jeffrey Klimas was trolling subways for gay sex, the NYPD struggled to explain why it failed to charge the father of two in past incidents, and why he was not facing more serious charges now.
Klimas, 51, was arrested Tuesday for two counts of public lewdness, suspended from his job, and freed without bail after being issued two desk-appearance tickets, including one involving an incident last year.
"The captain denies any wrongdoing," said Roy Richter, president of the Captain's Endowment Association.
But one source told The Post "it's about time" that Klimas was arrested after years of allegedly approaching men on the subway.
"Everyone who knows him knows what his reputation is," the source said.
I was in my sociology class today, and my teacher who is a former police officer told me that Klimas in so many words is a couple of cans short of a six pack. When you refer to yourself as Batman (because he wears a lot of crap on his police belt), you know he has to be Creedmoor bound. This is also not the first time he has done this type of thing on the subway. When the media gets hold of something like this, there's only so much sweeping under the rug you can do before all the dirt comes up.