Lowcountry cop loses job after car wash by strippers

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina police officer has lost his job after pictures of bikini-clad strippers washing his police cruiser showed up on Facebook.

Multiple media outlets reported that Moncks Corner Police Chief Chad Caldwell would not identify the officer.

The pictures were made at a car wash Sunday at a tattoo studio. The studio's Facebook page said the women worked at a North Charleston nightclub.

Caldwell says he thinks the officer took his personal car to the car wash and then returned in his patrol car.

The chief says allowing bikini-clad women to be photographed next to a cruiser is a violation of department policies. He says it looks bad for the town.

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