Couple warned by Queenstown police
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.