Cop in clown suit hauls in 11 fugitives

The Associated Press

PAULSBORO, N.J. Trick or treat! You're under arrest.

Officer Craig Kraemer put a clown suit over his bullet-proof vest Tuesday and went trick or treating in this Philadelphia suburb hauling in 11 people who had skipped out on warrants.

Police Chief Kenneth Ridinger said it was a sweet way to put a dent in the file of 400 outstanding warrants.

''It gets you to the front door, and it leaves the person answering the door unsuspecting,'' Ridinger told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Kraemer said that after calling out ''Trick or treat,'' he would ask whomever answered the door for the person named in the warrant. It worked nearly every time.

Those arrested were pretty upset by the time they reached the police station, said Lt. Tom Sullivan. One faced a firearm theft charge, another was accused of smashing the windows of a car that had a child inside.

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