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You get a letter in the mail; it states that you won free Red Sox tickets. The letter gives you a place, date and time to redeem your tickets. You show up and you are arrested because of an outstanding warrant. You learn a very important lesson, don’t turn yourself in. If you have an active warrant, a lucky day of winning tickets can get you into handcuffs.
Law enforcement has gotten better at tracking down people with warrants over the years. If a person has an active warrant, the police are allowed to arrest the person when the see them. During raids, car stops and searches police will look to see if a person has an active warrant that would require the person to be arrested.
In recent years, many police stations have decided to make their lives easier by getting people with warrants to turn themselves in. The police departments will usually come up with a fake contest telling the person with the warrant to redeem their prize at a certain location. When the person with the warrant shows up to redeem their prize, they are taking into custody.
It is amazing the amount of people the police end up taking into custody through these fake contests. If you have an active warrant and get a letter in the mail about winning a contest it is important not to try to redeem the prize. If you do follow the instructions of the contests, the only prize you’ll get is a night in a jail cell.
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