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Ohio couple accused of having sex on a giant spinning ferris wheel

Michael Mathisen, 30, (l.) and Lauren Wilder, 31, accused by the police of having sex in pulbic on the Cincinnati ferris wheel Thursday. (Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office)

A man and his girlfriend have been arrested after police say they were caught having sex at a popular ferris wheel tourist attraction, 150 metres above the centre of Cincinnati.

The police says that the couple’s sex romp on the SkyStar Wheel on The Banks on Thursday evening took place in front of children and others, according to reports.

Michael Mathisen, 30, of Florence, Ohio, and Lauren Wilder, 31, of North-Hill College, Ohio, were drunk at the time, according to the court documents, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

A Fox 19 Cincinnati reporter tweeted a part of his arrest slip with the text: “the Lord Mathisen sexual intercourse in a public place (sky wheel fairest [sic] wheel, while drunk.”

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Mathisen was jailed overnight on a disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Fox 19 reported.

Wilder was released on her own recognizance on a charge of disorderly conduct.

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The landmark, overlooking the city and the Ohio River, is billed as the largest portable ferris wheel in North America.

Each ride consists of four rounds and takes 12 minutes.

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Each of the 36 closed gondolas can hold up to six persons.

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