Police Stop Public Intimacy - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Police Stop Public Intimacy

Published September 14, 2013

Capital area police were recently called to the scene of suspicious behaviour that turned out to be more than they bargained for.
Reykjavík area police posted from their public Police Diary that they were called to the scene of a private home where suspicious activity had been reported. The man who called the police said that someone had been ringing his doorbell repeatedly for the past half hour. Presumably the caller could not see the front door from any window in his home, and was too terrified to answer the door himself.
Police arrived at the scene and quickly discovered the cause for the disturbance. A couple, who had sought shelter from the elements, had taken the opportunity to make use of the intimate moment by having sex. There are only so many ways two people can have sex in a doorway, and one of these ways will often result in someone’s back pushing against the doorbell, repeatedly.
The couple were not charged but were asked to leave the area. Police did not investigate further to make sure there were no other possible causes for the ringing doorbell. The incident does, though, serve as an object lesson: if you must have sex in a stranger’s doorway, check first to be sure all body parts are free of any possible contact with a doorbell.


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