A Cartersville, GA, deputy police chief was arrested Thursday in Polk County, Florida, for soliciting a prostitute. He was booked into the Polk County Jail but released after paying a $500 bond.
Deputy Chief Jason DiPrima was in Orlando attending a polygraph training workshop when he responded to an online escort advertisement. But the advertisement was part of the Polk County Sheriff's Department's week-long undercover operation designed to identify people involved in human trafficking and arrest those who procure and engage in prostitution, Fox News reports.
"What are you thinking?" Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a press conference Tuesday. "You just want to go ‘c’mon man, have you lost the last three brain cells, or do you just have cabbage for brains?'"
Before the arrest, DiPrima had told the detective he had spoken with another prostitute online the previous night who told him to put $200 on a CashApp card and snap a photo of it. Once he did, the escort took the information on the card and stole the money.
The Cartersville Police Department said DiPrima has been placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation.
"If all else fails, he can write a book: How to ruin your career in three easy steps," Judd said.