Police Lure Criminals into Trap with Offer of Free Beer

Police in Derbyshire, UK found it difficult to locate certain people wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. So they sent letters to addresses at which they suspected the accused of receiving mail. The letters, supposedly from a marketing company, claimed the recipients had won a crate of beer:

They were told that they needed to arrange a date and time for the free alcohol to be dropped off at an agreed address.

But instead of being handed free ale the wanted men found themselves confronted by police, handcuffed and under arrest.

But did they get the beer that they were promised?

Link | Photo (unrelated) by Flickr user ZapTheDingbat

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It's an old scam, but this particular story made me laugh more than most. The police reported that some of these criminals were so stupid that they were still asking for their free beer as they were being booked into custody.
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