Cops in Alabama found a creative way to track down deadbeat parents who had fallen behind on child support: fake Iron Bowl tickets.
In an operation called “Iron Snare,” the authorities sent out letters to parents declaring they had won tickets to the 2011 Iron Bowl game between Auburn and Alabama. The suspects arrived at a festive site showing highlights of last year’s game. Told they needed to bring the letter and photo ID, the suspects were then cuffed one-by-one for a total of $270,000 in unpaid child support.
Apparently, some were still confused after getting handcuffed. “Do I still get my tickets?” asked one.
As if getting duped into being arrested wasn’t humiliating enough, the criminals were taken to a bus with songs like “Walk This Way” and “Another One Bites the Dust” playing over the PA. Oh, and the entire thing was taped (below). If you do just one thing this week, watch this video of James Johnson.
Maybe the state should change its slogan to: “Alabama: Where college football is more important than your own children.”