Arrest event helps kids

Cops for Kids and the Armstrong Kin Club will hold the Jail and Bail fundraiser Thursday at Vernon’s Boston Pizza.

You can have a friend, loved one or co-worker arrested for a good cause.

Cops for Kids and the Armstrong Kin Club will hold the third annual Jail and Bail fundraiser Thursday at Vernon’s Boston Pizza.

Residents can nominate someone to be arrested and then that individual will be taken to Boston Pizza, where they will be tried by a judge and face time behind bars to fundraise their bail.

The money raised will help Cops for Kids fund medical equipment, therapy and learning and mobility aids for local children.

“Cops for Kids assists with items that aren’t covered by government or other agencies,” said Supt. Jim McNamara, with the Vernon RCMP.

Among those who will be arrested is Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund, on the charge of failing to remain seated while participating in the walking school bus program.

“He’s been released at this time, with a promise to appear at Boston Pizza,” said McNamara.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boston Pizza.

To have someone arrested, e-mail info@copsforkids.org or call 250-801-4438.

“We love to surprise the jailbirds when they get arrested,” said Const. Nick Reimann, with the Vernon RCMP detachment.