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Munich pair exposed to massive fine for public sex

The Local · 22 Apr 2011, 11:27

Published: 22 Apr 2011 11:27 GMT+02:00

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district of Schwabing have been slapped with fines for €1,050 and €700 some six months later.

The pair, aged 22 and 23, were arrested by police at 3.45 am on a Sunday last October after being discovered “engaging in sexual activites with one another” on the corner of the club-filled Leopoldstraße according to the report made at the time of the arrest.

“They made their confession and were released after questioning” a police spokesperson told local daily Müncher Abendzeitung.

Now, over six months after the incident, the local court in Munich has served the

couple with a his’n’hers fine of €1,050 for him and €700 for her, set to reflect their respective incomes.

The local paper commented, “€1750 could buy a suite in a five star hotel.”

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Police told reporters from the Müncher Abendzeitung that they stumbled across the incident totally at random, after seeing a crowd of spectators who had gathered to watch the action and going to investigate.

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12:13 April 22, 2011 by iseedaftpeople
Only in Bavaria... that's quite a hefty fine they got.

I imagine they were fined based on "Erregung öffentlichen æquot;rgernisses", or creating a public nuisance, which normally carries just up to a few hundred euros, if that. But with so many people apparently cheering them on, as the article says, it was not a nuisance but a spectacle that a whole crowd was willingly participating in.

Still not saying it's a bright idea to hump each other out in a busy public street, but the cops should just have issued them a caution, and told them to pack it in and go home. But again, that's Bavaria... always pushing the conservative edge a little more than other states...
12:51 April 22, 2011 by Altdude
In all of nature, does any other species have to hide out to engage in sex? Mark Twain wrote, "Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to."
13:04 April 22, 2011 by Gretl
Altdude - Agreed, however, I think I'd find it a little distracting, and would never get to where I was going if there was more of that. On the upside, I think we'd all get more...
15:33 April 22, 2011 by The-ex-pat
Bet that their respective mothers are just so proud lol...
16:32 April 22, 2011 by Johnne
I don´t see a big deal doing it around the corner of a club....afterall it´s not the Marienplatz.
16:36 April 22, 2011 by storymann
Fornicating in public , sh!ting in public, masturbating in public are all in bad taste.It is outrageous and degrades mankind to a lower level.
16:58 April 22, 2011 by TRJ

I believe their decision to "pack it in" is the very reason they were arrested...
21:51 April 22, 2011 by Englishted
If the girl knew all those candles were on the moterway she would not of needed him.
22:57 April 22, 2011 by jmclewis
Some Hobbies cost more money than others!
09:18 April 23, 2011 by tj33
@storyman "degrades mankind to a lower level"

Public sex would be way down on my list of things that degrade mankind. Much higher on that list would be genocide, child abuse, and callously letting people die because of some misguided moral agenda; oddly enough, the churches and people who get upset about public indecency are often guilty of those degradations of mankind.
10:38 April 24, 2011 by hrt1
How different is this from a naked Roman statute standing on the street or a red-light district located right next to the Hauptbahnhof or adult magazines openly displayed at Kiosk's and gas stations throughout Germany?

Sometimes I think that Homo Sapiens' loss of its body hair was an evolutional mistake and just because of this we suffer all sorts of stupidity regarding public nudity as well as economical inefficiencies, i.e. the necessity of having washing/drying machines in each household and complaining if the airconditioning in the office or in the car is too warm or too cool.

If we still had body hair, no mother will complain about her daughter showing up in Playboy magazine and would not have to bother buying different wears for different seasons worrying if the cloth that has been purchased was not a product made out of abused labor.
19:04 April 24, 2011 by raandy
That slut !!
10:49 April 26, 2011 by Gaffers
tj33 - I'm with you.

would suggest they find somewhere quieter to "get it on" but it's hardly the end of the world is it? They were guilty of poor judgement but that's all. At 3:45am no children will see them only adults who should be quite used to the idea of sex.
11:38 April 26, 2011 by moistvelvet
Can be said that smoking degrades mankind to a lower level, no other species would do this self-harm with toxic gases so someone is assuming that mankind is on a higher level.

Sure it wasn't acceptable for people to do this in public, but it wasn't actually doing anyone harm.
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