A vigilante swoops into a crooked town and cleans house.
Think ... Sergeant Bill?
You may not have heard of him, but the good people of Gerald, Mo., a town of 1,171 an hour outside of St. Louis, surely have.
Today's New York Times has the story of Bill A. Jakob, who, claiming to be a federal agent, started busting into people's home in the dead of night, without a warrant, and hauling them out in cuffs.
By its mayor's own admission, Gerald has a pretty bad meth problem.
Sgt. Bill was its solution -- except he's no more an officer of the law than I am.
Now, the town has a mess on its hands. Cops have been fired. Arrests are in doubt.
And a batch of civil rights lawsuits are headed down the pike.
The question for you, Sarge, is do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?