A man has been arrested in Waukesha, Wisconsin, after an off-duty police officer caught him "having sex" with an abandoned sofa.

According to a misdemeanour report obtained by the Smoking Gun, cop Ryan Edwards said he spotted Gerard Streator, 46, leaning over the couch and "thrusting his pelvic area against the cushions and trying to sexually gratify himself by rubbing his penis between the two cushions".

[Insert your own "sofa so good" gag here.]

When challenged by Officer Edwards, Streator - unsurprisingly - ran away, but was later caught and charged in the hotel where he works. (Hmmm... that must have been a tad embarrassing. But then again, if you're the kind of person who bonks furniture in the street, maybe you're not easily embarrassed.)

Anyway, Streator could face up to nine months in jail and a £7,000 fine. He'll also presumably have to work hard to win back the trust of friends and family. After all, you wouldn't feel too easy about leaving him alone in your living room while you went to stick the kettle on, would you?

And while we're on the subject of strange crimes, take a look at our rogues' gallery of mugshots...

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  • Kelsey Smith

    Arrested for: Drink-driving.

  • Marsia Emanuel

    Arrested for: Beating up a bus driver. She was found later at home where she dropped her underpants in front of police.

  • Gregory Liascos

    Arrested for: Breaking into the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals. He was later found in, yes, a wooded area.

  • Randon Reid

    Arrested for: Flight. As in, fleeing from the authorities. Not actual flight (see Batman).

  • James Brown

    Arrested for: Domestic violence.

  • Johnathan Washburn

    Arrested for: Hitting a man on the head with a skateboard after he took a picture of his bizarre triple-mohawk hairstyle.

  • Oneal Morris

    Arrested for: Posing as a doctor and filling a women's buttocks with cement, mineral oil and flat-tyre sealant.

  • Cory Smits

    Arrested for: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

  • Nic Cage

    Arrested for: Domestic battery.

  • Albert Tejeda

    Arrested for: Fleeing during a traffic stop. He was easily found later due to, yes, the tattoos on his face.

  • Mug Shot:

    Arrested for: Smashing statues and furniture (because God told him to do it).

  • Ranaldo Jack

    Arrested for: Attempted burglary. Police found him stuck in a woman's chimney - hence the soot.

  • Patrick Francis Brooks

    Arrested for: Burglary, receiving stolen property, forgery and violating the terms of his parole for a previous conviction. His mugshot wasn't exactly repentant.

  • Kid Rock

    Arrested for: Being involved in a brawl in a waffle house.

  • Heather Locklear

    Arrested for: Driving erratically.

  • Robert Norton Kennedy

    Arrested for: Assault. Though he did apologise via the medium of his forehead.

  • Hugh Grant

    Arrested for: Hooking up with Divine Brown.