Couple arrested for loud sex
Passionate love making by Jessica Angel and Colin Mackenzie has upset their neighbours, leading the Adelaide couple to face being fined A$4000 (NZ$5134) for having sex a little too loudly.
The hefty fine is for breaching the Environmental Protection Act of 1993, News Ltd reports.
Under South Australian law, noise is classified as a form of pollution and that includes vibration.
The couple from the Adelaide suburb of Black Forest are reportedly the first in South Australia to be charged with breaching those environmental laws.
Police patrols have visited the couple's unit 20 times since April, News Ltd said.
Colin MacKenzie, 45, told News Ltd his arrest was excessive while Angel, 34, expressed surprise.
"We exceeded the noise pollution to the point we were arrested and taken out of our house and told we couldn't have sex," she said.
An Emergency Environment Protection Order was served on the couple on Sunday last week, ordering them to cease all noise for 72 hours.
But the couple were reported to have ignored that order and police were called again on Tuesday morning.
MacKenzie blamed his girlfriend for the noise.
"Our average sex goes anywhere from four, six, seven hours, basically five nights a week," he said.
"That's pretty much why I am asleep at six o'clock in the afternoon.
"I will probably die of a heart attack.
"She is almost killing me as it is."