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Oklahoma City Police Department’s Vice Unit arrested five people — including Yukon Police Department dispatcher Ali Razavi — last week during a prostitution sting at an Oklahoma City hotel.

Responding to what MSgt. Gary Knight said were “complaints from the public,” the vice unit conducted the undercover operation the night of May 2 near the Biltmore Hotel on S. Meridian Avenue near Interstate 40, News9.com reported.

Officers had a good idea what they’d uncover while there, but we cynical old newshounds at Chicken-Fried News doubt anyone expected to catch an employee of another police department.

Besides, we’ve watched enough Investigation Discovery channel reruns to know a john should never open price negotiations when soliciting illegal activity. C’mon, dude; what if you’re propositioning an undercover cop?

We’re guessing Razavi, 34, isn’t a reality TV fan, as the dispatcher allegedly offered undercover officers $80 “for sexual contact,” KFOR.com reported.

Razavi’s attorney, who was not identified by name in the article, sent the news station a comment.

“Although I have just been retained and therefore am unable to fully comment on the evidence, it appears that this situation was a misunderstanding,” the attorney’s statement said. “It should also be noted that Mr. Razavi is innocent until proven guilty, and we look forward to clearing his name at the appropriate time.”

KFOR.com also reported Razavi worked as a dispatcher for Bethany police before resigning and taking the Yukon gig.

Yukon Police Department released a media statement saying it has since “separated employment with Mr. Razavi.”

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