DOCUMENT: Sex, Crime

Couple Arrested For Sex On Vegas Ferris Wheel

Cops: Naked duo "didn't think anyone would notice"

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Las Vegas Tryst

FEBRUARY 10--A couple arrested for having sex on the towering High Roller ferris wheel in Las Vegas told police that they were “just having a good time and didn't think anyone would notice" their naked antics inside a glass-walled cabin.

Chloe Scordianos, 21, and Frank Panzica, 27, were collared around 3 PM Friday after workers spotted them trysting on the 550-foot observation wheel, which police describe as a “visible tourist landmark at the center of the Las Vegas Strip.”

When workers first spotted Scordianos and Panzica smoking and undressing inside a cabin, they warned the duo via an intercom system to “put out the cigarettes and to put all their clothes back on.”

After initially complying with that request, the duo continued to undress, and eventually engaged in sexual activity, police charge. Video from inside the cabin showed Scordianos “laying on her back in the center of the cabin.” Panzica, who was on his knees, removed Scordianos’s dress, “exposing her naked body.”

Panzica removed his clothes, “exposing his penis and bare buttocks,” police reported. He then “got back down and began to perform cunnilingus with Scordianos,” while a High Roller employee “gave verbal commands over the intercom to stop.”

While Scordianos and Panzica were having sex, the three occupants of an adjacent cabin were recording the explicit action with their cell phones.

Upon the ride’s completion, Scordianos and Panzica were taken into custody by security guards, who later turned the couple over to cops. The pair was charged with commission of certain sex acts in public, a felony. After being booked into the Clark County jail--where the above mug shots were taken--Scordianos and Panzica were each released from custody after posting $3000 bond.

According to her Facebook page, Scordianos lives in Hicksville, New York and attends a Long Island community college. She is also the mother of a three-year-old boy.

Panzica, cops say, lives in Houston, Texas. A photo from Panzica’s Facebook page shows him posing with two celebrities he met while in Las Vegas. (2 pages)