MAGOG, QUE.—A couple’s romantic Valentine’s Day tryst unexpectedly wound up as a ménage à trois — the added participant being the local police.

Plans for a naughty night involving handcuffs went awry when the couple realized they’d lost the key. It eventually fell upon the man to make an awkward phone call to law-enforcement authorities, requesting help to free the woman.

Police in southeastern Quebec received the call Wednesday morning, the day after Valentine’s. They believe the woman had been stuck there for hours.

But they’re not sure, precisely, how long it had been: “We didn’t ask,” said a police spokesman.–valentine-s-day-tryst-in-quebec-ends-in-embarrassing-call-to-police