By Chris Murphy
PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 24 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:22 GMT, 24 September 2012
A hotel worker has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a sofa
The 46-year-old, from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was spotted by a police officer out for his daily run.
The ‘sex sofa’ wasn’t even discreetly hidden away – police said it was on a street kerb.
Gerard Streator, 46, from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was spotted by a police officer out for his daily run
Gerard Streator is now charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of lewd and lascivious behaviour and could face up to nine months in prison and £7,000 in fines.
A criminal complaint filed by the police reads: ‘At 11pm, September 3, the off-duty Waukesha police officer was out for a jog on North University Drive near Pebble Valley Road when he spotted an abandoned yellow couch on the curb.’He observed Streator by the couch and thrusting his hips as if he was having sex with a person.
‘The officer approached Streator to see what was going on and yelled “what are you doing?” which caused Streator to run away.
‘The officer didn’t see anyone else on the couch, but the officer realised Streator was thrusting it between the couch cushions for sexual gratification.
‘The officer chased Streator to an apartment complex in the 2600 block of North University, where he went into a locked lobby, walked upstairs to an apartment and entered.
‘The officer contacted the police department about the incident and discovered Streator’s name.
‘The next day police went back to the apartment and talked to Streator’s wife. She said police were there the night before, but her husband had done nothing wrong.
‘Police then went to Country Springs Hotel where Streator works and asked him about the incident.
‘He denied being out, saying he had been at home with his wife and had gone to bed around 10.30pm.’
He will make his initial appearance in court on October 1.