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      Having sex in a car lands Weslaco couple behind bars

      Joel Ramirez and Stephanie Soto // Hidalgo County Jail Photos

      A couple is facing criminal charges after a police officer allegedly found them having sex inside a car.

      Weslaco police arrested 24-year-old Joel Ramirez and 19-year-old Stephanie Soto early Monday morning.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that an officer was patrolling South Border Avenue when he saw a suspicious car inside Gibson Park just after 12 a.m. Monday.

      The officer went in for a closer look and allegedly found Ramirez and Soto having sex and with some of their clothes off.

      Authorities charged both Ramirez and Soto on public lewdness charges.

      The two were taken to the Hidalgo County Jail where they each posted $1,500 bonds.