HOBOKEN AND BEYOND -- Brandon Kinney, 28, a local youth wrestling coach and former co-captain of the Columbia University wrestling team, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with lewdness related to an incident this past Sunday in the hallway outside of a youth wrestling match in Hackensack.
Kinney was charged with one count of lewdness for allegedly masturbating in a hallway right outside of the gym at Hackensack High School while the match was going on, Hackensack Police Captain Thomas Salcedo confirmed on Wednesday.
Salcedo said the police review the school security tapes from time to time, and just happened to come across the incident.
Salcedo said that after the act, Kinney apparently returned to the gym.
Salcedo said that Kinney was contacted on Tuesday and asked to come to police headquarters in Hackensack, where he was arrested. Salcedo said he would not comment on whether Kinney gave a statement.
Kinney was released on a summons and must appear in Hackensack Municipal Court.
The wrestling match was a youth match for kids aged 6-14, according to newspaper articles about the incident.
Kinney lives in Hoboken. He has been coaching for Hoboken's PAL and has been the head coach at a local wrestling school, Edge Wrestling.