Speaking on a cell phone while driving is illegal. So one conscientious cyclist decided he wanted to be safe.
So he stopped.
A driver contacted the Orange County Sheriff's Department to report the man who was on a "low-rider bike," which was parked in the traffic lanes.
While talking on the phone the man had almost been hit by vehicles several times, according to the caller.
The call came in around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, from Avenida de Las Flores and Blackberry.
And in broad daylight, no less
An informant saw a man making out with a woman while laying on top of her in Central Park near the Castile housing tract. One of the amorous couple's parent showed up.
The call was made at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday on the 22100 block of El Paseo.
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The following is a summary report of calls from Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Trabuco Canyon and Las Flores to the Orange County Sheriff's Department from October 15 to October 17.
Grand Theft 9:48 p.m. Tuesday, on Antonio Parkway and Coto de Caza Drive. A man said his BMX bike had been stolen. The bike was valued at $1,500.
Citizen Assist 3:26 p.m. Tuesday, 30800 block of Santa Margarita Parkway. A woman said a former friend keeps following her to work, even though she had told him to stop.
Keep the Peace 8:49 a.m. Tuesday, 30800 block of Santa Margarita Parkway. A woman said her iPod was inside her vehicle before going through a car wash.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 7:52 p.m. Monday, 22700 block of El Prado. A man knocked on an informant’s door and wanted to talk about a speech contest with the YMCA.
Grand Theft Report 6:39 p.m. Monday, on Rancho Trabuco and Melinda Road. A man reported his bicycle as stolen.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 5:23 p.m. Monday, on Rancho Trabuco and Melinda Road. An informant was concerned about a 7-year-old boy, who was seen crossing the street by himself, carrying a suitcase.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 5:17 p.m. Monday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Antonio Parkway. A caller saw a male transient with his pants down at the Mobil station. The man appeared to be drunk.
Car Stop 9:23 a.m. Monday, on Antonio Parkway and Tijeras Creek. Deputies were following a man in a red Honda Civic after a reported incident of road rage. The man threw some material out of the window of the vehicle when a squad car pulled behind him. Deputies arrested the 24-year-old driver for having an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He is being held on $100,000 bail at the Central Men’s Jail.
You can read about more incidents on the Orange County Sheriff's Department blotter.
These reports are culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.