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Busted Bingo – A Controversial Game Where the Players Are Alleged Offenders and the Prize Is Jail Time

Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:26
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Original article on OddityCentral.com – a blog on oddities and wacky news http://www.odditycentral.com/

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, in Tennessee, has become famous for coming up with a unique approach to catching wanted people. They’ve created a weekly online game show called “Busted Bingo”, where wanted people are assigned numbered balls and randomly selected for an all-inclusive stay in a county jail cell. It’s probably the world’s first game show that no one wants to win.

The first episode of Busted Bingo aired on November 15, 2017, and generated quite a bit of media coverage, especially on a local level. Sheriff Wayne Anderson, the host of the unusual game said that the game was an innovative way of getting the public involved in the process of catching wanted offenders. The idea was that if someone recognized the selected “winner” of the game, they could call the police to turn them in and save officers the trouble of locating them. Believe it or not, it actually worked. The first ever winner of Busted Bingo was busted just a few hours after the episode aired on YouTube.



Source: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/busted-bingo-a-controversial-game-where-the-players-are-alleged-offenders-and-the-prize-is-jail-time.html

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