Thank heavens for the lycra short clad legs of the law. 41-year-old Jennifer Harvey (she of the no-neck, if her mugshot is to be believed) and 37-year-old Richard McBride, were arrested overnight after being caught in flagrante delicto in a public park by a large peloton of bicycle cops.
Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood’s rather colorful description of the arrest has been quoted in the Huffington Post and it makes for decidedly hilarious reading.
“There they are, on the first base line. There’s a bench, she is bent over the bench and our friend is behind her with his pants down to his ankles, banging away.”
At the risk of being denounced as a cretin and a murderer of the English language by my wordy brethren: LOL!
The reason that 25 police officers were all riding through a Pennsylvania park at the same time is at least as, if not slightly more, hilarious than the incident itself. They were participating in a ‘bike school’ and were the only officers of the law in the vicinity at the time of the arrest.
The couple were arrested and charged with counts of open lewdness and disorderly conduct. Needless to say, Chitwood imagines that the pair were rather surprised that their act garnered the attention of so many police officers. You’d practically have to take hostages and start a siege at a bank to get the same level of police attention.
“Imagine being arrested by 25 cops,” Chitwood said. “They were as shocked as the police were.”
Harvey and McBride were released pending $30,000 bail and are due in a local court for preliminary hearing on July 10th.