CLAREMONT (CBSLA.com) — A Claremont couple is asking for the public’s help in identifying a pair of political canvassers who got frisky on their doorstep.
Pat O’Malley tells CBS2’s Tom Wait his wife had just finished giving their baby a bath when she walked by a monitor and saw security video of a man and woman getting hot and heavy on their front porch last week.
“She was kind of shocked and walked toward the door,” O’Malley said. “So, she looked a little bit closer and that’s where she saw the male starting to grope the female.”
The behavior apparently went on for about one minute before the homeowner confronted the couple, who still tried to make their sales pitch.
Wait reports it turns out the duo were trying to gather signatures for a petition to allow Claremont residents to vote on water bonds, a hot-button issue in the city because the vote could have a big effect on water bills.
“She listens for a second and basically interrupts them and scolds them being on our property … and tells them to get off the property,” O’Malley said.
Golden State Water, the company that oversees Claremont’s water service, and an activist working with the company to gather signatures on the bond issue both deny having any affiliation with the two people caught on video.
The spokespersons say they are extremely disturbed by the footage, and the company is investigating.
“If I had older children in the range of 5 to 15, that’s the last thing I would want is my children to be in here doing homework and then to watch that on a screen,” O’Malley said.