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Pair Popped For Park Tryst

'...I am homeless so I do it out here,' man told Florida cops

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Pair Popped For Park Tryst

MARCH 5--Meet Betty Jo Leonardson and John Silvia.

The couple was arrested yesterday evening for having sex in a Florida park, not far from a playground. Cops were alerted by a female witness who spotted Leonardson and Silvia trysting in Rossi Park, which the City of Bradenton describes as the 'crown jewel' of its park system.

When confronted by a cop, the 51-year-old Silvia 'appeared to be very startled' and ceased coupling with the 39-year-old Leonardson, according to a Bradenton Police Department report. Silvia told Officer Mark Roberts that he 'just wanted to fuck' and did not know that he was 'going to get pinched.' He added that he did not see any children in the area 'due to the fact that his ass was up in the air and he was not looking for any kids.' As for why he was having sex in public, Silvia explained, 'You do it in a house, I am homeless so I do it out here.'

Both Silvia and Leonardson were charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and booked into the Manatee County jail, where the mug shots at left were snapped. A third person, Ricky Osborn, was lying on the ground near Leonardson and Silvia, but was 'only watching the arrestees have sex.' Though not charged, Osborn remains very creepy. (3 pages)