A 911 caller told police she wasn't sure whether a Portland couple's Valentine's Day role playing was a crime in progress or something less serious.
Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers got a report at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday of a car leaving the parking lot of a north Portland grocery store with a naked female tied up in the back with duct tape over her mouth.
Police say they flooded the area to locate the blue Subaru Legacy. Washington authorities were also notified in case the car headed north.
Simpson says a witness reported the female "seemed hazy" and that the man said they "were just having some fun." The witness was a manager at the grocery store and also reported the license plate to police.
"He said, 'Yeah, we're just having some fun,'" the 911 caller said. "And, 'For the record, thanks for checking,' everyone else has just rolled their eyes."
Officers went to the address of the car's registered owner, Simpson says, but the car wasn't there. Authorities continued to check around the area.
At about 1 p.m., Simpson says, an officer saw the Subaru at the address and spotted a man walking away and a naked, bound female in the back.
The man, identified as 31-year-old Nikolas Alexander Harbar, said he and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Stephanie Morgan Pelzner, were doing some Valentine's Day role playing, according to police.
Pelzner told officers she was voluntarily bound and naked in the car, Simpson says.
The couple was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
During their first court appearance Wednesday, they pleaded guilty to the charge and were sentenced to 16 days community service. They did not comment at the hearing, but their lawyer said they were incredibly embarrassed.
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