'Get Out of Jail Free' Card Oddly Doesn't Get Man Out of Jail

Go figure
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2017 7:19 PM CDT
Man Tries to Use Monopoly Card to Avoid Arrest
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Looks like someone's been playing too much Monopoly. That someone, per CBS News, is a man in Minnesota who was arrested on a controlled-substance warrant in his name during an unrelated traffic stop. As Deputy Mike Vai of the Dakota County Sheriff's Office asked the man to come out of the car, the unidentified "smirking" suspect told Vai to dig into his front pocket. While Vai pondered over what he would find, the actual item was a surprise: a Monopoly Chance "Get Out of Jail Free" card.

"I've been carrying it on me ever since I found out there was a warrant, just in case," the man told Vai, who was still obligated to carry out the arrest. He did give the card back to the man, though. "Who knows? God forbid you might find a cooler cop," Vai says he told the guy, who let Vai snap a pic of the card. The sheriff's office posted the photo on its Facebook page Monday, giving the man an "'A' for effort." (How a New Hampshire Monopoly game ended with an arrest.)

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