Choosing Football Over Children

Meet Jay Jones. Jay is the Sheriff of Lee County in Opelika, Alabama. As Sheriff Jones courageously strives to keep his county safe, he oftentimes has to get creative with how to enforce the law.

On July 29th, 2011, Sheriff Jones and his police force created a sting, Operation Iron Snare, to round up suspects who were wanted to pay more than $270,000 of unpaid child support.

Each of these individuals received a letter saying they had won two tickets to this year’s Iron Bowl game between Alabama and Auburn. The address used was the same addressed used in unsuccessfully trying to get them to pay child support. One by one, these suspects filed into a festive atmosphere to claim their tickets where they were later arrested and transported to the Lee County Detention Facility.

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