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.