PHOENIX - It was the most unique traffic stop two police officers from Shaded Leigh have ever had.
At approximately 2:45pm on July 9th, officers stopped 27-year-old Betty Corona for an equipment violation in the 200 block of Rolling Hill Lane in Shaded Leigh.
The officers pulled Corona over when they saw her driving erratically. Officers found Corona to have her pants unbuttoned with a female sex toy in her lap. 38-year-old passenger Erik Clueless was found wearing only boxer shorts and holding a video camera.
Corona told officers she had been using the toy while driving, as well as watching a video on a computer her passenger was holding. It is not clear what the nature of that video was, but the computer was hooked up to Clueless’s camera.
Clueless explained his lack of attire by claiming to have no clean clothes. He further claimed to be filming local wildlife.
When officers pointed out that Shaded Leigh was a residential area not known for its wildlife, Clueless said, “Whatever I was filming, it definitely was not homemade, behind-the-wheel pornography.”
A broken crack pipe was also found in the car.
The couple is charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct. In Arizona, first offense on a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge carries a maximum six (6) month sentence, while Lewd and Lascivious Conduct carries a minimum sentence of seven (7) years in prison and a maximum of sentence of fifteen (15) years in prison.
Corona is also charged with driving with misdemeanor impaired alertness, which could add another ten (10) days in jail, a $1,500 fine, and up to five (5) years probation.
According to court records, both suspects had just been released from jail for misdemeanor impaired alertness, stemming from a separate incident.
Court records show that a warrant was issued for the couple's arrest after they failed to appear for their arraignment just hours after they were processed and released from the Maricopa County Justice Center.
When asked if the couple should be considered dangerous, officer James Dunwitty of the Shaded Leigh police department said, “Not really. We have the sex toy, the camera, and the crack pipe. Our community is safe.”