A Hanover police officer was fired after he was caught on video stealing a packet of tanning lotion from a salon (Source: The Boston Globe).
William Bostic, 51, was dismissed Friday after an investigation and subsequent civil service hearing held earlier this week, Hanover officials said.
The officials said they could not comment on the case because it is a personnel issue, other than to say that Bostic’s dismissal was “in response to an incident and subsequent communications related to an event at the Soleil Tanning Salon in Kingston on April 26.” A man alleged to be Bostic is seen on surveillance video slipping the packet of lotion into the left front pocket of his jeans.
Bostic, who lives in Pembroke, was a member of the Hanover Police Department for 27 years. He had been on paid administrative leave since May 1. Attempts to reach him for comment Friday were unsuccessful.
Sarah Nagle, owner of the Soleil Tanning Salon, said that Bostic and his girlfriend were frequent customers. Nagle said she was tipped off by an employee, Kenzie Reale, that a customer may have stolen something, so she watched surveillance video taken at the time. She said she saw a man she recognized as Bostic put the item, which retails for $6 to $10, into his pocket.
Bostic was summoned to Plymouth District Court for a probable cause hearing May 31; he had not been charged Friday.