Given the state of the world economy and the nastiness of this presidential election, I felt that this morning needed some levity.
This is from the Chicago Tribune and before that, the Allentown Morning Call.
Bad timing for tryst in ultimate wrong place
Amorous Pa. couple finds itself in police station parking lot
By Pamela Lehman Of The Morning Call
10:05 PM CDT, October 8, 2008
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- A couple caught by police having sex in their car early Sunday morning admitted they were unaware where they had parked.
When an officer knocked on the window, they quickly learned their trysting spot may have been a little hastily chosen.
The couple were busted in the Hellertown police station parking lot, with the engine still running, in a handicapped spot.
The driver, Dennis Conor Cullen, 23, is charged with drunken driving. Police did not charge Cullen, of Potomac, Md., nor his unnamed female companion, with anything related to having sex in the car. Cullen is free after posting $1,500 bail.
Cullen and the woman told police they had been drinking at a Lehigh University function earlier in the evening.
Police found the couple after responding to a call shortly before 3 a.m. of a suspicious vehicle parked in a handicapped space in front of the station at 685 Main St.
When an officer asked why they were parked at the station, Cullen and the woman said they were unaware and did not see that they had parked near several marked police cars, according to a news release.
Police said Cullen refused to submit to a blood sample. Cullen could not be reached for comment Wednesday.