The police chief of a small, scenic town in Pennsylvania has become embroiled in a local scandal following the emergence of a racy Facebook photo showing him in an apparent inebriated state getting handsy with a pistol-packing woman who is exercising extremely poor trigger discipline.

Chief Tom Keller of Confluence insisted to his Facebook followers that he did not remember when the photo was taken, and later told KDKA that his Facebook page had been hacked by someone who was "just trying to embarrass him."

Keller was suspended without pay, but Mayor Allen Gyorko defended his actions, saying people "get a little, what you call, cabin fever" during winter and "do goofy things.

Gyorko said Keller had been part of the Confluence police department for 12 years, and was promoted to chief six years ago.

A borough council meeting will take place to determine Keller's future.

[H/T: HyperVocal, photo via PINAC]