We seek snitches, police ad says

November 23, 2008 12:33:23 PM PST
The Albuquerque Police Department has turned to the want ads for snitches. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

An ad this week in the alternative newspaper The Alibi asks "people who hang out with crooks" to do part-time work for the police.

It reads in part: "Make some extra cash! Drug use and criminal record OK."

Capt. Joe Hudson says police received more than 30 responses in two days. He says one tip was a "big one" but wouldn't elaborate.

An informant whose tip helps officers arrest a drug dealer could earn $50. A tip about a murder suspect could bring up to $700.

It's not the first time department has run ads. In a program 10 years ago, police received so many calls they turned the phones off.

              Bizarre Channel | Check your horoscope | What's on TV
                    Local events | Contests | Headlines at a glance


Load Comments