Cou­ple warned by Queen­stown po­lice

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS AND FEATURES -

A Czech Repub­lic cou­ple found in a ‘‘com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion’’ on the Queen­stown wa­ter­front said they thought it was OK be­cause they could do it in their home coun­try.

Sergeant Kate Pirovano, of Queen­stown, said the cou­ple were found in the ‘‘amorous’’ po­si­tion about 3.15am on Mon­day, across the road from one of Queen­stown’s most ex­pen­sive ho­tels, the Eichardt’s Pri­vate Ho­tel.

A pass­ing pa­trol car was alerted to the scene by mem­bers of the public who pointed them in the cou­ple’s di­rec­tion.

Pirovano said the cou­ple thought it was an all right thing to do be­cause it was ‘‘some­thing they thought they could do back home’’.

How­ever, Hon­orary Con­sulate of the Czech Repub­lic in Auck­land Gre­gory Shana­han said that was not the case.

‘‘When you go to Prague you won’t find peo­ple cop­u­lat­ing all over the place,’’ Shana­han said.

Pirovano said it was ‘‘a bit too amorous for public dis­play.’’

The cou­ple were taken to the Queen­stown po­lice sta­tion where they were warned for of­fen­sive be­hav­iour.

They were close to be­ing charged for the ‘‘to­tally un­ac­cept­able’’ be­hav­iour, Pirovano said.

Tourists were found in a ‘‘com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion’’ on the Queen­stown wa­ter­front.

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