A Midland (Texas) County Sheriff's deputy was dismissed after he and four other deputies photographed a waitress holding one of their AR-15 patrol rifles while they were visiting a restaurant, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Midland Sheriff Gary Painter fired Deputy Daniel Subia, 30, and formally reprimanded three others.

On Aug. 10, Round Rock police were called to the Twin Peaks restaurant - where waitresses typically wear halter tops and short shorts - after an off-duty Manor police officer reported seeing a waitress holding what appeared to be a rifle in the parking lot. The deputies were taking photos as she held it.

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