A night at a Comfort Inn in Staten Island turned out to be not so comforting for an off-duty Correction Department officer who was busted in an undercover prostitution sting Saturday night, cops said.
James Ferry-Vasquez, 41, was collared for hiring a prostitute who turned out to be a member of law enforcement — at the hotel on Wild Ave. near the Staten Island Expressway around 7:30 p.m., police said.
He was hit with a misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute.
A spokesman for the Correction Department said Ferry-Vasquez, who was hired a little over a year ago, could face disciplinary charges or possible termination pending an internal investigation.
“The vast majority of Department of Correction staff perform their duties with the highest level of integrity and Commissioner (Joseph) Ponte has zero tolerance for those who don’t,” the spokesman said.