An undercover operation led by the Derbyshire Constabulary offered a sudsy special to suspected criminals who had slipped through officers’ hands. The police department, under the guise of a marketing company, sent fake letters to dozens of suspects explaining that they’d won a free case of beer. (Really, how could such an offer be passed up?)
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Now for the inevitable catch: The suspects had to call a number – wired straight to the police station, of course – to arrange for delivery. But the only delivery was a pair of handcuffs straight to the wrists of 19 suspected criminals who fell for the police department’s scheme.
Read more at Time Magazine Online…
- ‘Free beer’ offer snares suspects (mirror.co.uk)
- Police trick 19 criminals into coming forward with free beer (telegraph.co.uk)