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Two arrested for having sex in public near children's parade in Fort Myers

Posted at 1:49 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 18:36:29-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police arrested a pair of homeless people for having intercourse in public near a children's parade Sunday.

47-year-old Bernadette Colatarci and 58-year-old Phillip Daley are charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior, and it's not their first time.

According to a Fort Myers Police report, just before 5pm on Sunday, an off-duty officer was driving several participants of the Junior Edison Parade of Lights home after the event in downtown Fort Myers when the children saw the pair having sex on the sidewalk next to the roadway.

Responding officers arrived to Main Street just east of the Fountain Intersection and found the couple lying down on the sidewalk with their genitals exposed and the man "thrusting his hips".

The officers ordered them to stop and put their clothes back on. Colatarci denied they were having sex and claimed they were just "dry humping".

Officers say the couple appeared very intoxicated.

During the booking process, Daley claimed that he and Colatarci liked having "sexy sexy", and didn't believe what they were doing was wrong.

Both suspects have extensive arrest histories, with Daley being arrested 8 times in 2018 and Colatarci 11 times that same year. That includes an arrest in September 2018 for also having sex in broad daylight near downtown.

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