If you’re ever presented with an offer that looks too good to be true, more times than not it usually is.
Such was the case recently for about a dozen fans of the Alabama and Auburn football program.
By way of the Opelika-Auburn News, the sheriff’s department conducted a “sting” last Friday to catch child support scofflaws in the county. The ruse — code name: Operation Iron Snare — involved sending a letter to those delinquent in child support, informing them that they had “won” tickets to this year’s Alabama-Auburn game. All they had to do was show up in person with the letter and photo ID to “claim” their “prize.
Of course, uncomfortable hilarity ensued when the fans were informed that there was actually a warrant for their arrest awaiting them instead of a pair of tickets to the Iron Bowl.
Here’s the clip:
The best part? The handcuffed man being led to jail asking at the end of the clip “well, do I still get my tickets?”
Yep, they love their Alabama-Auburn rivalry in that state.
UPDATED 12:07 p.m. ET: For those who have asked, we don’t know the “score” of this “game” and whether Alabama or Auburn “won”.