Man's best friend is a dog. An enlightened man's best friend is a cat.
A police chief's best friend is an animal that will have sex with him.
Or so goes the claim in north Missouri, where a Livingston County sheriff's deputy ran an internet sting -- and nailed a fellow officer. From The Kansas City Channel:
A northeast Missouri police chief was arrested in Chillicothe after an Internet sting operation, KMBC's Krista Klaus reported Friday.
A Chillicothe sheriff's deputy claimed to have met 51-year-old Steven L. Edlen, the Kahoka chief of police, in an Internet chat room. The deputy was working undercover posing as an adult woman.
Officials said the chat became sexual in nature and the two arranged a meeting involving drugs at a Chillicothe motel. Court papers show that Edlen arrived at the motel with marijuana in his pocket.
Investigators said Edlen had also planned sex acts with an animal, but instead found an undercover officer waiting for him.
Edlen is being held in the Livingston County Jail. He was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and attempted illegal sex acts with an animal.
Friday, authorities served a search warrant at Edlen's home in Kahoka. The search resulted in additional charges of second-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution.
KMBC reported that an effort is under way in Kahoka to strip Edlen of his duties as police chief.
We've been to Kahoka before. Weren't a purty sight.