As a Kansas man recently explained on a GoFundMe page, “Hi everyone, my name is James Pyle and I suck at fantasy football. Because I lost my fantasy football league last year, I have to spend 24 hours in a Waffle House, with each waffle eaten reducing my sentence by 1 hour.”
Luckily for him, the Olathe Police Department showed up to rescue him from his delicious prison.
In a Twitter post by the department, Olathe Police Officer Bryan Jaegers could be seen sitting down with Pyle to enjoy a few of his waffles (a truly heroic hardship, we’re sure). The police also invited supporters to eat some as well. As the agency put it, “Ofc Jaegers thought he’d help James with ‘time served.’”
The officer’s act of carb-eating kindness didn’t just benefit Pyle, who had decided to “turn my fantasy football failures into a positive contribution to the Kansas City community.” For each waffle consumed, he and his friends pledged to donate $10 to the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, a nonprofit established by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes to improve the lives of children by supporting initiatives that focus on health, wellness, communities in need of resources and other charitable causes.
Pyle started the GoFundMe page in an effort to use the publicity his stunt attracted to raise additional money for 15 and the Mahomies, setting his goal at $1,500. With the help of the Olathe Police Department and Mix 93.3, he ultimately generated more than $1,700 from 35 donors. And he served a syrupy sentence of only eight hours at the Waffle House, during which he and his supporters (including Jaegers) consumed 16 waffles.
As seen in the August 2021 issue of American Police Beat magazine.
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