DENVER – Two Colorado Department of Corrections employees have been cited after they were caught engaging in improper behavior in a vehicle parked outside a 7-Eleven 30 minutes before they were supposed to be at work, according to a report from the Denver Police Department obtained by 9Wants to Know.
The women, identified as Mary Torrez, 37, and Sarah Ippolito, 26, were each cited for public indecency. They were wearing CDOC uniforms at the time, and told officers they work at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. The alleged incident took place before the two were on duty, according to the information provided in the report.
According to the police report, a clerk spotted the two women in the backseat of a silver Kia just before 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. He flagged down an officer who was in the area.
When the officer shined a flashlight into the car, “neither [party] stopped what they were doing,” the police report says. It wasn’t until another officer arrived and illuminated the Kia with the lights on his patrol car that the two started putting their clothes back on, according to the report.
Police say they ultimately decided to issue a citation because “the act was in a public place, that was well lit and visible with multiple surveillance cameras,” according to the report.
The women’s boss later told police they were supposed to start their shifts at 6 a.m., the police report says.
Torrez and Ippolito are both due to appear in court in May.
The Colorado Department of Corrections declined to comment on the incident saying they don't talk about disciplinary issues.