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Man Avoids Jail for Inappropriate Curbside Behavior

Man caught having sex with a couch on North University Drive pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charge on Monday.

Perhaps the national embarrassment of having his arrest aired on the Colbert Report was punishment enough.

A Waukesha man who was caught having sex with an abandoned couch on the curb on North University Drive will spend one year on probation on lewd and lascivious behavior conviction.

Gerard P. Streator, 47, avoids jail in the sentence but is required to pay a $243 fine and is prohibited from possessing pornography. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the crime on Monday.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 11 p.m. Sept. 3, an off-duty Waukesha police officer was out for a jog on North University Drive near Pebble Valley Road when he spotted an abandoned yellow couch on the curb. He observed Streator by the couch and thrusting his hips as if he was having sex with a person.

The officer approached Streator to see what was going on and yelled “what are you doing,” which caused Streator to run away. The officer didn’t see anyone else on the couch, but the officer realized Streator was thrusting it between the couch cushions for sexual gratification.

A few months after Streator’s arrest, Stephen Colbert talked about the arrest in this January video.

TOM June 25, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Does he get visatation rights to the couch?Was the couch a blond couch ? was it a cute couch? Can they show a picture of the couch with him so we can tell if they look good together?
TOM June 25, 2013 at 08:27 PM
I hope the court issued a restraining order to him for the couch and funiture stores.Did they takeDNA
Waukesha's My Home June 25, 2013 at 10:05 PM
"The officer didn’t see anyone else on the couch, but the officer realized Streator was thrusting it between the couch cushions for sexual gratification." As written, Streator was thrusting the couch between the couch cushions. This seems an odd way to achieve sexual gratification. Since anyone of reading age is old enough to have at least a vague idea of what "it" is, why not just use the noun rather than the pronoun?
Pennyluhu June 26, 2013 at 08:55 AM
In addition to being banned from pornography, why isn't he also banned from any contact with innocent cushioned furniture? Personally, I will never feel the same when I pass abandoned sofas on curbs. EEEE-YOO! So nasty!

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