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Man arrested for having sex with sofa in the street

10th October 2012

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A Wisconsin man has been arrested for having sex in public… with an abandoned sofa.

Gerard Streator, 46, was discovered by an off-duty police officer out jogging, who saw the alleged perpetrator leaning over the sofa and it “looked like he was having sexual relations with someone on the couch.”

When the police officer, Ryan Edwards, challenged Streator, he jumped up and ran down the street. Edwards realised Streator did not have a companion as he presumed and concluded that the defendant had been "thrusting his pelvic area against the cushions and trying to sexually gratify himself by rubbing his penis between the two cushions."

After Edwards gave chase but failed to apprehend the suspect, the police arrested Streator at the hotel at which he works the next day and he now faces criminal charges. If convicted, he could receive a nine month prison sentence and a £7,000 fine.

Remarkably, this isn’t an isolated case. In recent years, there have been reports of individuals being caught engaging in sexual activity with other furniture, cars and even buildings, while the phenomenon of humans developing romantic feelings for inanimate objects has a name – objectum sexuality.

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