Alesio Lanza, 44, thought he was on his way to fulfilling his threesome fantasy when he began chatting up two ladies at an LA bar — never guessing the tryst would end with him in the back of a cop car wearing only his boxer shorts.
His illicit encounter is just one of a dozen in the new Investigation Discovery series, “Sex Sent Me to the Slammer,” which premieres Friday at 10 p.m. and retells the sexual capers that led to run-ins with the law through risque re-enactments and first-person interviews with the lovebirds-turned-jailbirds.
Lanza’s fateful night starts innocently enough, with the trio getting friendly on the dance floor, touching, kissing and dancing suggestively — all while pounding back drinks — before the girls suggest they take their party somewhere private.
They wind up at a house miles away, where the trio starts to get hot and heavy on a couch — but the details soon turn hazy as Lanza blacks out.
Still on the couch, he is awakened the next morning by an old man — who angrily demands to know why Lanza is in his house. The girls, meanwhile, are nowhere to be found. When Lanza can’t explain how or why he got there, the homeowner calls 911 and Lanza is soon being questioned by the police.
“I didn’t want to tell them the truth — I was kind of embarrassed,” Lanza tells The Post. “‘I came here and I tried to get laid.’ You can’t say that — you look totally crazy. They slapped handcuffs on me immediately.”
Police held him at the station for five hours before releasing him when the homeowner decided not to press charges — though the would-be playboy was still slapped with a $230 fine for disorderly conduct.
Read on for more torrid tales that took a bad turn.
In this re-enactment scene, Alex Torres and Hope Howell discuss their sexy skydive with a pilot and videographer.Photo: Investigation Discovery
When adult film actors Hope Howell and Alex Torres were bored at their skydiving facility jobs in California one morning three years ago, they decided to spice things up by combining their passions — and filming themselves having sex while skydiving.
The exhibitionists started fooling around in the plane before jumping from 12,500 feet, their naked bodies harnessed together.
“It was just the most amazing feeling in the world,” says Howell, 23. “If that [feeling] could be the end result every time, I would love it.”
But that ecstasy turned to worry when the X-rated video caught the attention of local law enforcement. Police couldn’t press charges because the live stunt wasn’t seen by any onlookers, but once the news media picked up the story, the Federal Aviation Administration got involved.
“They investigated whether we distracted the pilot,” she says. “I could have gone to jail for being topless on the Tarmac.”
The FAA dropped the investigation after a month — the Tarmac was on private property and the pair went straight from the hangar to the plane — but Howell never performed airborne again.
Like a virgin
Brian is escorted by Diamond in a re-enactment scene.Photo: Investigation Discovery
Chicago-based actor Brian Haggerty, 40, had been urged by his strict Catholic parents to remain a virgin until marriage, but when a gorgeous, slightly older woman named Diamond took a liking to him at his 21st birthday party, he thought he would make her his first.
But just as she dragged him into the bar bathroom to engage in sex, police officers busted in and handcuffed Haggerty and his lady friend — who was actually a prostitute.
“Having this woman sitting at the bar giving me attention was really something because . . . she’s making me feel special. Now I know she was just drawing me in,” Haggerty tells The Post. “Maybe I was so [excited to lose] my virginity that I was quick to fall in love.”
The hooker got taken away in a cop car while he spent 15 minutes in cuffs — with his pants still around his ankles — before the police eventually let him off without filing any charges for soliciting prostitution.
“[Now] I’m onto the false come-ons,” he says. “It was embarrassing for a long time — [with my friends] I wouldn’t even allow it to be uttered.”