A horrified couple discovered two men dressed in full bondage gear spanking each other by the side of a public road.
Police are now on the hunt for the pair, one of whom was wearing a spiked studded collar with chains and a leather harness – the other was in a blonde wig and a cream dress.
Allan Pagan and his partner Natalie Fairhurst were out for a walk with their two-year-old daughter on her pony around 5.30pm on Saturday night near Waterbeck in Dumfries.
But they were stunned to find what they thought to be a woman strapped to a five-bar gate being whipped by a man with a leather studded collar round his neck.
And when the blonde on the gate turned around, the couple realised it was a man.
Coal man Allan, 39, told the Dumfries and Galloway Standard: “Natalie started shouting at them because the one strapped to the gate had his pants down and was getting spanked and we had our two-year-old daughter with us. We thought it was a woman until the person turned round and you could see his big Adam’s apple. He was wearing a wig.
“The other one was wearing full bondage gear and had a harness or something on.I’ve heard about things like this before but I never thought I’d see it with my own eyes by the side of a B-road 50 yards away from my house.
“Drivers go up and down that road all the time and it’s used on a regular basis.
“The one doing the whipping unstrapped the other one from the gate and they fled to the car.”
Disgusted Natalie stood in front of the vehicle and shouted to the men that she’d managed to get their registration number and would be reporting the incident to police.
She said: “Me and Allan were just chatting away when we came across these two with full bondage gear on and one getting a whipping over a gate only yards from our house. It was broad daylight and my kids and other walkers and horse riders go along there regularly. It seemed like they wanted to be caught but I don’t think they expected it to be us because to say we were raging is an understatement.
Allan said the men “wheel spinned away and we walked on for about half a mile in total shock”.
“We didn’t say a word to each other because we were tripping over our bottom lips.
“We were shocked that they didn’t seem to be trying to hide what they were up to.
There must be something wrong with their heads to do that next to a public road.
Our two-year-old was oblivious thankfully and we’re glad we didn’t have our other children with us aged 15, 12 and six.”
Allan and Natalie reported the incident to police.
A police spokesman confirmed yesterday they are investigating a report of two males acting in an inappropriate manner near to a roadend at a farm near Waterbeck at around 5.30pm on Saturday and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.
The spokesman said: “The first man is described as being in his late 50s or early 60s, about five eight inches tall, medium build, short thinning grey hair, wearing a white shirt, a spiked studded collar with chains and a leather harness.
“The second man is believed to have been in his late 50s, five feet eight inches tall, wearing a blonde wig and a cream dress. Both men left the scene in a grey car when disturbed. Anyone who can assist should contact Police Scotland on 101.”