Because being a police officer doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t need to have a sense of humor, we bring you the story of Rick Staly, the Flagler County Sheriff, who recently found an unusual way to tell people that it’s never a good idea to break the law.
Flagler County Jail Dubbed a One-Star Motel
In keeping with the times and the ever-increasing crime rate, Rick Staly, the Flagler County Sheriff, thought that the best way to fight crime is through humor. Outside the Flagler County Jail, which, at the moment, holds approximately 217 inmates, the Sheriff and his deputies hung up a neon-lit sign.
People who passed by the county jail could see that the big building is not really a detention center, but a luxurious vacation motel. Dubbed the Green Roof Inn, Staly’s resort has all kind of accommodations, included around-the-clock vacancy.
Under the resorts neon-lit sign, there’s also a red-light ‘vacancy’ sign. And because no respectable establishment should be without accommodations, the Sheriff has had the courtesy of enumerating each and every one of them.
Once someone is booked into the Green Roof Inn, he will have 5-star accommodations such as no privacy, group showers & bathrooms, no meal selection, free transportation to local landmarks such as the courthouse or state prison, designer jewelry to wear (handcuffs and leg irons), and free designer clothing – color coordinated jumpsuit and shoes.
On top of that, Staly declared that the Flagler County jail is now a one-star motel and that he and his deputies are working hard in order to make the rating even lower.
For those who complete their tour, Staly has prepared another sign which says that the inn’s doors are always open for those who seek accommodation. The Sheriff’s sign was taped and posted on the County Sheriff’s official Facebook page.
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