Mich. Police Officer Jailed In Mexico Over Bullets

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

THREE RIVERS, Mich. (AP) -- A southwestern Michigan police officer says he spent three days of a Mexican vacation jailed after unintentionally traveling with bullets.

Three Rivers Officer Michael Herman says the St. Joseph County's prosecutor's office, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and the CIA helped secure his release from a Mexican federal jail earlier this month.

Herman says he didn't know the bag he told his wife to pack contained a box of 19 bullets.

The Three Rivers Commercial-News and The Sturgis Journal reported this week that the Hermans arrived on the island of Cozumel April 28, and a security scanner found the bullets. The U.S. Consulate was called and the Hermans were taken to a police station.

Herman says he was released after the governmental assist and $500 sent by his mother for bond.

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  • by MikeHunt Location: Center on Jun 1, 2011 at 01:38 AM
    Heres a quick tip for those of you out there, If you are an American, stay in America.
  • by RT Location: Lansing on May 31, 2011 at 01:11 PM
    The Mexican government probably wanted to punish this guy because he didn't bring enough ammo for the rest of the country too! I hear they're having a free-for-all on shooting stuff (and people) in Mexico right now!
  • by Michele on May 29, 2011 at 02:46 PM
    My husband and I were searched because they found white residue in our luggage. They tested it and went through everything. It was sand, we had went shelling on the beach just before we boarded. It's not hard to accused of something because of the world today.
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM
    Bet he wont do tha again.
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