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Charges against Texas cop blamed on his foot fetish

HOUSTON -- Give a Houston-area police officer a foot and well, apparently, he'll take the other foot, too.

A school district cop who supposedly has a foot fetish that came to light in his dealings with a female motorist is charged with "official oppression" for how he treated the woman.

The Harris County district attorney's office says 26-year-old Patrick Quinn stopped the driver in August and said he found marijuana paraphernalia. Authorities say Quinn told the suspect he has a foot fetish and that he would release her if she let him smell her feet.

According to CBS affiliate KHOU, prosecutors say the officer had pulled over the young woman as she was leaving a friend's place at the same apartment complex where Quinn lives. Quinn allegedly made the stop because of an expired sticker on her car, and made her get in the back of his patrol car.

The D.A.'s office says because he's a school police officer, Quinn shouldn't be making any traffic stops, especially at 3 a.m.

Investigators say after Quinn searched the woman's car, he told her he wouldn't take her to jail if she showed him her feet or gave him her underwear. Seconds later, they say the officer abruptly told the woman to "forget about it".

The next day, according to KHOU, the victim contacted authorities, who reportedly took her back to the area where she was pulled over, and found her insurance card on the ground. They say finger prints on it were traced back to Quinn.

Authorities say they believe officer Quinn may have made similar interactions with others.

In a statement from the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District where Quinn was assigned, officials said they are "appalled" by the nature of the allegations against him, and "immediately" placed him on administrative leave.

Quinn is charged with two counts of "official oppression."

KHOU reports the district attorney's office is asking any other victims to come forward.

Meanwhile, Quinn is free on $2,000 bond ($1,000 per foot?).

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