You gotta hand it to Whitey Bulger — he has a gift for doing what he pleases.
The 85-year-old incarcerated gangster — who lived life of unparalleled brutality as a Boston mob boss before dropping off the radar for 16 years — got in trouble in his Florida jail cell for trying to free his own little prisoner, authorities said.
South Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger was caught masturbating with the lights on at 3 a.m. last June, according to documents obtained by the Boston Globe.
A male corrections officer making early morning rounds at the federal penitentiary in Sumterville, Fla., caught Bulger in flagrante delicto, the papers said.
The guard saw him touching his exposed genitals with his left hand, according to the papers obtained by The Globe.
“I got you!” the guard allegedly hollered.
Bulger was written up by prison officials on June 1 for violating a rule that prohibits sexual activity for inmates.
His personal manhandling earned him 30 days in solitary confinement and the loss of commissary and email privileges for the same time period, The Globe said.
Bulger, who was convicted in 2013 of 11 murders while overseeing a widespread criminal ring in Boston during the 1970s and ‘90s, said he’d been “set up” by the correction officer.
“I’ve never had any charges like that in my whole life. I’m 85 years old. My sex life is over,” Bulger said at a disciplinary hearing, according to The Globe.
The guard saw him applying a special medicated powder to his genitals in an effort to treat a yeast infection, Bulger said.
The skin irritation was a product of the humid Florida heat and lack of adequate ventilation, the crime boss fumed.
“I volunteer to take polygraph test to prove my answer to this charge,” he said, when informed of his punishment.
“I ended up with a condition and I’m embarrassed to go to medical because they have female nurses over there,” Bulger said.
As for why he keeps his lights on all the time, Bulger blamed his horrible nightmares — a byproduct an LSD experiment he participated in while locked up in an Atlanta federal penitentiary for a bank robbery.
Bulger was one of America’s Most Wanted Criminals after he went on the lam in 1994.
He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011 after nearly two decades on the run.
The ex-crime boss of the Winter Hill gang is currently appealing his conviction on the grounds that he did not get a fair trial.