Emmanuel Augustine was off duty when he propositioned what he thought was a hooker.
It turns out the woman was an undercover deputy from the same Houston, Texas precinct he works in.
Or used to work in.
Augustine’s co-workers arrested him for soliciting the woman for sex.
The department then released a statement saying,"
"Following his identification, the administration was notified and responded to the arrest location. Emmanuel Augustine was placed on immediate administrative suspension without pay pending an investigation into the incident."
ABC13 in Houston reports Augustine was wearing his department issued pants at the time of his arrest.
Augustine has worked at Precinct 4 since 2009; he faces a fine of up to $2,000 and/or jail time of not more than 180 days.
The deputy was kept away from other inmates while in custody but has since been released on his own recognizance.