Houston man arrested for having sex on Las Vegas ferris wheel shares his wild story

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Houston man arrested for having sex on ferris wheel
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Houston man arrested for having sex on Las Vegas ferris wheel.

LAS VEGAS, NV (KTRK) -- What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Philip Panzica, 27, of Houston said he and his girlfriend visited Sin City on Friday. Panzica said the two got into an argument and he left.

"I was just walking down the strip," said Philip Panzica.

As he wondered, he met 21-year-old Chloe Scordianos. He said he had one too many margaritas and then they made their way to the observation wheel. It looks like a ferris wheel. It's called the High Roller. It contains glass cabins so people can see out.

Panzica said the two went into one of the glass cabins and one thing led to another.

"I probably shouldn't have done that. We acted pretty childish about it, but we were in Vegas," said Panzica.

According to police, Panzica removed his clothes and Scordiano's dress. Since the cabins are glass, others can see inside. It happened in the daylight around 3:45.

Investigators say video surveillance captured the act. The two were arrested for sex acts in public.

The officer says the two told him, they were just having a good time and didn't think anyone would notice.

Since then, Panzica says he and his girlfriend have made up and are trying to work things out.

"I forgave her. She forgave me. She bailed me out of jail, $3,000 later."

Panzica did have an outstanding warrant in Laughlin, Nevada. He told us he didn't even know about it until this happened.

He said a few years ago he lost his license in Vegas, someone took it and tried to use to get out of ticket.

Panzica is due in court next month. He said he is looking for an attorney.