A former Cy-Fair ISD police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of official oppression, which is a less icky way of saying that he pulled a woman over in and said he'd let her go if he could sniff her feet and underwear.
Patrick Quinn was sentenced to a year in Harris County Jail for the bizarre incident, which began with a suspicious traffic stop at 3 a.m. on August 11, 2014. According to the criminal complaint, a woman was driving home from a friend's place when Quinn, who was traveling in the opposite direction, whipped around and flashed his lights. He then told the woman he pulled her over because her insurance was expired.
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Quinn then told the woman he smelled marijuana. The woman denied having any pot and consented to a search. She waited in the back of Quinn's car while the officer inspected her vehicle. He let her return to her car, and then told her he found a marijuana grinder. She said it wasn't hers.
Quinn said "he would let her go if she would let him smell her feet," the complaint states. "If she refused, he would have to take her to jail." The woman took off her boots, and then "asked him if she needed to take off her socks as well. He said of course she would have to take off her socks." Duh.
Quinn then told the woman he'd let her go if she gave him her underwear; the foot-sniffing was still an option, but "if she still wanted to let him smell her feet that he was probably going to lick them too." The woman gave him her underwear, but he said "never mind" and let her go.
The woman reported the incident to police, who were able to trace a fingerprint on her insurance card to Quinn. (Her insurance, by the way, had not expired).
We're glad he's behind bars, and thankful he's no longer a cop. Eww.