Counter Intelligence: Cops Fired for Racy Waitress Gun Shoot

Friday, Aug 21, 2009  |  Updated 12:30 PM EDT
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In this handout photo provided by the Midland County Sheriff, an unidentified waitress at Twin Peaks Restaurant and Bar posses for a photo in Round Rock, Texas on Aug. 10.

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  • Texas cop was fired and three others suspended after photos surfaced of a waitress holding a rifle posing provocatively on the hood of a patrol car. The impromptu photo shoot took place outside Twin Peaks restaurant, an eatery that boasts "fun, friendly and sometimes flirty atmosphere." The cops involved confessed they had about three to five beers apiece. 
     
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