Deputies: Facing DUI charges, Florida couple has sex in patrol car

Of course this happened in Florida -- and on Friday the 13th, no less

By Erik Avanier - Reporter, Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer

Nassau County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Aaron Thomas and Megan Mondanaro shown on an image taken from the cruiser's dashcam video.

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - Deputies say a Florida couple arrested on suspicion of cycling under the influence on Friday the 13th didn’t let that stop them from having sex in the back of a patrol car.

This bizarre episode unfolded about 11:40 p.m. Friday night in Fernandina Beach, according to their arrest reports. A Nassau County deputy stopped the couple after they were nearly struck by a car they cut off while crossing South Fletcher Avenue. Smelling booze, the deputy placed both under arrest.

Things took a sordid turn when the arresting deputy noticed the couple had shed their clothes and were starting to have sex in the back of his patrol car. When deputies opened the car door to intervene, the naked man knocked a deputy to the ground and took off running into the night.

Deputies said the woman, 35-year-old Megan Lynn Mondanaro, grew violent as deputies moved her to a different vehicle. She was taken to the ground and later checked out at the hospital. Her blood alcohol content was .06 when she took a breathalyzer three hours later, deputies said.

The man, 31-year-old Aaron Seth Thomas, was later taken into custody after deputies caught up to him at a nearby Cold Stone Creamery. Deputies said Thomas’ blood alcohol content was .145, which is nearly twice the legal limit in Florida.

Both Thomas and Mondanaro were booked into the Nassau County jail on several charges including resisting with violence, unnatural and lascivious act, exposure of sexual organs, and driving under the influence. As of Monday, both remained in custody.

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