Here’s a useful tip: if you’re wanted for assault, don’t show up for sketchy invite-only movie auditions. According to a ProJo news alert published today, state police captured 16 wanted criminals in a sting operation at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center after sending out letters to them informing them that they had been specially chosen to audition for a role in a movie. No, seriously. That’s what happened:
Capt. James Demers said police sent out around 1,000 letters, telling the recipients that they had been selected on the basis of age and other factors.
Only about 16 showed up, however.
Demers said most were wanted on charges of assault. Those arrested were held in a makeshift courtroom at the center, and were to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.