A passionate boyfriend was thrown in jail for 24 hours for kissing his fiancee inside the Peruvian Justice Palace, a newspaper reported.

The unfortunate lovebird, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested on the order of Lima Supreme Court President Felipe Almenara, after the pair was discovered in a passionate embrace on the fourth-floor stairwell.Police officers arrested the man and put him into a jail in the same building on the charge of "lack of respect to the building where justice is administered," the newspaper La Republica reported Friday.

But bad luck may have been following the would-be Romeo. According to the report, when he was released the next day, officials found his name on a Justice Department wanted list and he was ordered to give an explanation in court.