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Police: SC man caught having sex in public tries to punch officer

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Christopher Knighton (L) and Ashley Underwood. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Christopher Knighton (L) and Ashley Underwood. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
CHESNEE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Someone called police to report seeing an Upstate couple having sex in public and when officers responded, they said the man tried to flee and then punch the officer.

Chesnee police said they were called the Country Creek Apartments on North Georgia Avenue about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday about two people committing sexual acts in public.

According to the police report, officers arrived to see Christopher Knighton, 24, on top of Ashley Underwood, 26.

When the officer tried to talk to them, police said Knighton took off running. The report stated the officer was able to catch Knighton, who swung back at him.

The officer took Knighton to the ground, but Knighton resisted, requiring the officer to pepper spray him in order to place him under arrest, according to the report. Police said Knighton was loud, boisterous and yelled profanities during the incident.

When police spoke to Underwood, she told them she was engaged in sexual activities with Knighton, according to the report.

Both were arrested and charged with indecent exposure. Knighton was also charged with public disorderly conduct and resisting arrest no assault.

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