12/12/2011 04:49 EST | Updated 03/17/2015 11:59 EDT

Couple Charged For Having Sex On Toronto Subway Platform, Video Of 'Lewd' Act Posted Online

TORONTO - A couple has been charged after having sex in public on a Toronto subway train and platform.

The two were clearly visible to other passengers, including one who video-taped their brazen behaviour.

UPDATE: The video was posted online, where it has become a viral hit, racking up nearly 500,000 views on World Stars Uncut Online.

Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross says it happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday on a southbound train at the Spadina station.

The train was stopped for 14 minutes and police were called. At some point, the couple got off the train and continued on the platform.

When police arrived, the couple was charged with engaging in a lewd act.

PHOTO BELOW: Viewer discretion advised.

Ross says they were taken to hospital as they both appeared to be extremely intoxicated.

"It is a public place. There are children, of course, and other customers, and engaging in sexual activity is something you might not want to do," Ross said.

When asked how often such things are reported on the transit system, Ross said: "These things happen in stranger places."

"I don't see these reports very often, that's fair to say."

(This image has been digitally altered).

Needless to say, Twitter had a field day:

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