HAYS COUNTY, Texas – Hays County Crime Stoppers is announcing a special Valentine’s Day offer on Facebook, in hopes some former lovers will turn their exes outlaws.
“So with the message, the idea was that if you had an ex-Valentine who had warrants that we would offer you to call and let us know where they were,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Jordan, executive director of Hays County Crime Stoppers.
“We’ll take care of the rest,” it reads, with “a set of limited-edition platinum bracelets, complimentary chauffeured transportation, a minimum one-night stay in luxurious five-star accommodation, and professional glamor shots.” .
The message ends by saying “We don’t blame you. This special is too nice to pass up. The operators are here!”
“It was more about having a little fun getting the names of crime arresting officers out there,” Jordan said.
“Like all the other reactions, I just laughed, I mean I thought that was hilarious, even though warrants are very important,” said Kyle Police Department Warrant Officer Dan Pruitt.
Pruitt says the hardest part of his job is finding updated contact and location information for suspects, and that’s where a former Valentine could come in handy.
“We’ve all had one. I know I’ve had one or two myself. Why not, I mean, if you know someone and they’ve done something, and they’re an ex-Valentine, call Crime Stoppers, let’s ‘I know them. And we’ll come visit them,'” Pruitt said.
And, since tips are anonymous, your ex never has to know. So… would you?
“There are tons of women who would do it. And it’s their choice,” said Ruth Alexander of Kyle.
And the men?
“Absolutely. Yeah, more than women.”
Although some, like Alexander, worry about a little thing called karma.
“Once you start pointing fingers at someone for what they did or didn’t do, and you got them caught, it will come back to you. It will,” Alexander said.
But Pruitt insists: you really would be doing the right thing.
“Oh, yeah. Valentine’s Day tips would be wonderful,” Pruitt said.
If you have a tip for Hays County Crime Stoppers, whether you’re an ex or not, call 1-800-324-TIPS or download the P3Tips app. There could also be a reward.
And if you have a warrant, the police recommend that you turn yourself in before your ex.
DOWNLOAD: FOX 7 AUSTIN NEWS APP
SUBSCRIBE: Daily newsletter | Youtube
TO FOLLOW: Facebook | instagram | Twitter