LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A male off-duty police officer, answered the door naked when a female pizza delivery person arrived at the door with his order.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reported that William Gonzalez, 28, was cited for indecent exposure last month following the incident Nov. 3. Gonzalez is a police officer employed by the Las Cruces Police Department.

According to the report, Gonzalez, a five-year veteran of LCPD, was “immediately” placed on administrative leave said LCPD Chief Jaime Montoya. He has not returned to duty.

“It is truly sad that an employee knowing right from wrong still does wrong against all reason, it is also sad that an employee will put a fellow employee in a tough position of having to inform a supervisor of misconduct,” Montoya said in a statement.

The latter part of Montoya’s comment refers to allegations that Gonzalez made pleas to another LCPD officer, Juan Roman, to persuade the 20-year-old pizza delivery woman from Domino’s not to file a police report.

The Sun-News also revealed that Gonzalez “threatened” to expose himself to the same delivery person several months prior.

The woman told police that Gonzalez claimed he just got out of the shower, although his hair was not wet. He also made no attempt to cover himself after claiming he didn’t know a female would be delivering his order.

When she prepared to leave, he asked her to wait while he retrieved a tip. According to the woman, he remained naked when returning to the door with some cash.

The incident was then reported to the police.

Officer Roman, in his report, said he received a phone call from Gonzalez on his personal cell around 6:05 p.m. Gonzalez asked Roman to keep the investigation “10-35,” code for confidential information.

“At that point Mr. Gonzalez then made the statement to the effect that if I could make this go away and speak to the reporting [officer] to not file a report, advising that if anybody found out his career would be over,” Roman said in his report.

Roman then said he told Gonzalez that he was going to contact the pizza deliver driver.

After obtaining a victim statement, Roman notified Sgt. Tate McBride about the incident. At that time, McBride was unaware that the suspect was an officer. Still, he instructed Roman to write up a criminal citation if the woman wanted to pursue charges, which she did.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Roman received several text messages from Gonzalez, according to the reports. One stated, “What’s the word bro?” and another said, “Damn bro. Is it looking bad.”

In his report, McBride indicated that he had probable cause to issue a criminal notice to appear, which was filed in Las Cruces Municipal Court. It cited Gonzalez with indecent exposure.

Gonzalez has pleaded not guilty to the public offense, his attorney, Jess Lilley, said Friday.

In his statement, Chief Montoya praised how the officers handled the situation.

“I’m proud that [our] employees recognize our rules and policies and have the strength to report these incidents because it is the right thing to do,” he said.

He added: “All conduct whether on or off duty is a direct reflection of who we are as an organization. If that conduct is against our values or policies our employees will be held accountable.”

Fox news reported that searches for pizza porn may be on the rise. But in real life, indecently exposing yourself to a deliveryman (or woman) can have serious consequences as they led into the story regarding Gonzalez.

Sex sells. So does pizza. Apparently, people like both together concluded Fox.

According to adult film site Pornhub, 2016 has actually seen a significant increase in searches for pizza-related porn or, as the site is calling it, “pizza porn.”

Pornhub says they have 2,000 videos with the word “pizza” in the title. Researchers at the site say users have searched for the term “pizza” in various iterations at least 500,000 each month.