Sex With Couch? Man Faces Possible Jail Time for Curbside Incident

An off-duty police officer out for a jog witnesses the suspect sexually gratifying himself with an abandoned couch left on a curb, according to a criminal complaint.

A 46-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after an off-duty cop jogging through the Pebble Valley neighborhood found the man having sex with an abandoned couch set on a curb, according to a criminal complaint.

Gerard P. Streator was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Thursday with one count of lewd and lascivious behavior. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 11 p.m. Sept. 3, the 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.

The officer chased Streator to an apartment complex in the 2600 block of North University, where he went into a locked lobby, walked upstairs to an apartment and entered. The officer contacted the police department about the incident and discovered Streator’s name.

The next day police went back to the apartment and talked to Streator’s wife. She said police were there the night before, but her husband had done nothing wrong.

Police then went to Country Springs Hotel where Streator works and asked him about the incident. He denied being out, saying he had been at home with his wife and had gone to bed around 10:30 p.m.

He will make his initial appearance in court Oct. 1. 

Jake September 25, 2012 at 01:00 AM
A couch kicked to the curb nonetheless!
lifelongres September 25, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Funny, because another article about a drunk driver on here elicited a bunch of responses about how that person, "wasn't that drunk." Just can't make anyone happy around here.
Michael September 25, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Giving my opinion Randy, that's all. Too many tax dollars are wasted on ridiculous crap, like this. Because I cut meat, I can't have a voice? Pretty narrow minded for an elderly guy Randy.
Randy1949 September 25, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I'm fine with you giving your opinion. Just not with wording that implied you might be a decorated officer. Furthermore, were you suggesting the officer should have ignored what seemed to be a silly sex incident? I recall some police officers who almost blew off a partially dressed guy in handcuffs. It took some persuading by the victim to get them to go back and investigate what looked to them to be a spat between two *insert slur for homosexuals here*. It turned out to be Jeffrey Dahmer in that apartment.
Tracy Hipke Zettelmeier September 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM
ok now thats funny!
Michael September 25, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Nothing I said even implied that I was a decorated officer, I'm not sure how you got to that conclusion.
Michael September 25, 2012 at 07:38 PM
To answer the second part of your question Randy I think you're comparing apples to oranges. These are 2 totally different cases. The man in Waukesha was humping a couch, Dahmer ate people. While both were strange in my book, the severity of each of the crimes was quite different.
Dewayne September 25, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I think raped couches have a way of "shutting down"unwanted pregnancy.
charles turner September 26, 2012 at 02:29 AM
next time i go to country inn ill never sit on a couch.
Alex September 26, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I was married at Country Springs. It will never seem the same. Seriously, I have no idea how the ppolice officer was able to fhase him down, as I would have been laughing so hard that I could not breathe.
misty lee September 26, 2012 at 02:29 PM
It's the way the couch was dressed. The couch was asking for it.
Michael McClusky September 26, 2012 at 02:36 PM
@Misty Lee Good one!
A September 26, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I'm surprised no one has even considered what to me is pretty obvious: Does this guy have a history of stalking or is he suspected in stalking? It's not normal to have sex "with" a couch. If I were the "owner" of said couch (yes, I KNOW it was being discarded, but someone owned that couch), I'd be really creeped out by the fact that he chose THAT couch for that purpose. And to the guy who said he didn't mean it to be seen -- please. You don't have sex on the side of a public road in broad daylight and "not expect it to be seen." Dude has a few issues.
sheri September 27, 2012 at 01:45 AM
I think it is sad that so many are taking cheap shots at this guy. I am not defending him or his actions. Obviously this man has some problems and needs some help. I also know the fears that his supposed actions instill. But let's have at least a little compassion.
Michael September 27, 2012 at 01:58 AM
He could have humped something at home.
Deb Strzelecki September 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Would he had shared a cigarette afterwards with the couch if the cop hadn't showed up?
Deb Strzelecki September 27, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Ha ha! And there's an ad for a couch at the bottom of this blog area!
Patty September 27, 2012 at 07:01 PM
...and Oh my God, he picked the ugliest one!
PM September 28, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Less of a couch, more of a sexional.
MA September 29, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Wonder if he named her "Sophia"??
big ben October 06, 2012 at 10:42 PM
I like hot girls feet! Should I go to jail for that too?
taylor hutjens October 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM
i love my city
meganbabette October 20, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Okay I have to agree Waukesha police go after some minuscule things. But that being said, I don't really think this situation is something to take THAT lightly. I think it's safe to say that a curbside couch in a subdivision is considered in public, displayed where anyone could see it.. And to add to what someone else had said.. who knows if this man has a history of that kind of behavior or worse, a history involving children.. Child pornography, pedophilia, etc. I don't believe this man should in jail - the systems answer to everything - but instead have maybe have a psych eval and definitely some counseling or rehabilitation because there's obviously something going on there.
meganbabette October 20, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Also, I would think your wife would feel better than a polyester couch?
Keith Daggett December 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Jake January 11, 2013 at 05:22 AM
My only question is whether or not the couch had given proper consent. How do we know the sex was consensual?!?
erin January 12, 2013 at 05:42 AM
it had cushion for the pushin.....lol
SourGrapes January 14, 2013 at 08:47 AM
It was sofa-king great!
jenny morales January 25, 2013 at 12:48 AM
At least he wasn't a couch potato.lol
jenny morales January 25, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Who knows he might have had the morning woods.


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