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Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP host ‘arresting’ fundraiser

Const. Nicolas Reimann (left) and Sean Matile prepare for the Cops for Kids fundraiser at Boston Pizza Thursday. - photo submitted
Const. Nicolas Reimann (left) and Sean Matile prepare for the Cops for Kids fundraiser at Boston Pizza Thursday.
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For the second year in a row, Cops for Kids has partnered with the Armstrong Kin Club and Boston Pizza to send some otherwise law-abiding citizens to the slammer, in the name of helping children.

Suspects will be arrested by off-duty police officers Thursday and taken to Vernon’s Boston Pizza, where they’ll be tried by the presiding judge and face some time behind bars to fundraise their bail by calling friends and family to help them out of a sticky situation.

Donations made to Cops for Kids will count towards the perpetrator’s bail, and upon reaching their goal, they’ll be released from the kangaroo court. Money raised from this event will help Cops for Kids fund much needed medical equipment, therapy, learning and mobility aids for local children.

“I realize the importance of giving back to such a strong local charity,” said local owner, Sean Matile.

“Boston Pizza has partnered with Cops for Kids for many years and we’re looking forward to another successful event. The annual Jail & Bail is a fun way for us to raise money to help kids with items that aren’t covered by government or other local agencies. If you’d like to snitch on a friend or co-worker, or even nominate yourself, we’d love to lock you up in our jail for a while.”

The Cops for Kids team is looking forward to the second annual event.

“We still need more jailbirds to help us reach our aggressive fundraising goal. It’s overwhelming the number of North Okanagan families that need assistance, and we’re proud that we’ve been able to assist so many in their struggles,” said Const. Nicolas Reimann, Cops for Kids ride team member.

If you, or someone you know, might be deserving of a summons, visit www.copsforkids.org or call 250-801-4438 to arrange their arrest.

 

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