Officer Caught In Surveillance Photo Having Sex On Car: Report (GRAPHIC PHOTO)
A video photo of a uniformed police officer having sex with a woman on the hood of a car has caused an uproar in New Mexico.
The Huffington Post could not confirm independently that the man in question is a law enforcement officer, but Albuquerque, N.M. TV station KOB 4 and the Albuquerque Journal both identify the man as a uniformed officer.
The Santa Fe Sheriff's office released pictures to KOB in response to a public records request. The photos were taken from security footage at the Santa Fe Canyon Ranch.
Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia told the Journal that the photos were taken by a camera set up to catch graffiti artists or other crimes.
Other uniformed policeman have been caught having sex on the job. Earlier this month, a Louisiana state public safety officer was suspended for reportedly having sex in his patrol car.
In January, a veteran officer resigned after he allegedly did the deed in his cruiser.
But until now no one has been caught in broad daylight, in acto flagrante, on the hood of a car.
When questioned, the officer said "it wasn't what it looked like." But when pressed he was unable to explain what it did look like. All other viewers of the video said it looked like a police officer having sex with a woman on the hood of a car.
New Mexico State Police have not said whether the man pictured on the hood of the car will face any disciplinary measures, according to the Journal.
Local prostitutes said it was a common practice used in their profession to avoid being busted for solicitation. "It's a trade-off," said one hooker.