A group of 25 bicycle cops spotted a man and a woman rounding home plate at Naylor's Run Park on Tuesday afternoon, but the pair wasn't playing ball, police said.
The officers, who were participating in an Upper Darby bicycle school for cops, were shocked when they rode up on a man and woman having sex on a bench near the park's baseball diamond, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
"Imagine being arrested by 25 cops," Chitwood said. "They were as shocked as the police were."
Once a year, the Upper Darby Police Department conducts a bicycle-training school for officers from other departments. This year the class included cops from Haverford, Narberth, Clifton Heights and other departments.
About 4 p.m. Tuesday, the bicycle cops were finishing up their daily ride in Naylor's Run Park. They had passed by the kids on swings and the people on the tennis courts and then found the couple participating in a different kind of aerobic activity, Chitwood said.
"There they are, on the first base line. There's a bench; she is bent over the bench and our friend is behind her with his pants down to his ankle," Chitwood said.
He said no one else was around before police startled the couple. Chitwood identified the couple as Jennifer Harvey, 41, of Clifton Heights, and Richard McBride, 37, of North Philadelphia.
He didn't know if the two were dating, but he said police don't suspect prostitution.
"This was an interlude," he said.
Harvey and McBride were both charged with open lewdness and disorderly conduct.
"These officers go on a tour of Upper Darby to see the sites and neighborhood and instead get taken to sex incorporated," Chitwood said.
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