Florida Keys

Couple had sex in a church parking lot, police say

A 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after police said he had sex with a woman while parked in the lot belonging to Key West’s Catholic church.

Ryan Benjamin Douglas, a local bartender, was having sex with a woman inside a parked Cadillac Escalade at 1010 Windsor Lane about 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17, police said. Douglas was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

A construction worker called police after he caught the couple having sex in the lot that connects the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea and the Basilica’s school. He said he spotted the Escalade parked in the lot at 9 a.m. and it was still there at 3:30 p.m.

He heard a woman moaning inside and looked into the SUV.

The couple began screaming profanities at him and left the scene, police said. The worker took a photo of the Cadillac and said he wanted to pursue charges since children could have seen the act.

Gwen Filosa: @KeyWestGwen