Deadbeat Tenant Played Dead To Avoid Paying Rent. Now He’s Sitting In Jail.
The landlord called the cops and the deadbeat tenant and he was later arrested. Cops discovered the deadbeat was very much alive. They also found Zarins conscious and responsive and not in need of medical assistance. However, police also discovered he had an outstanding warrant.
As a result, Ted Zarins is now residing in Aroostook County Jail near the Canadian border according to Bangor Daily News.
The 28-year-old man had reportedly fallen behind on rent. He played possum for several months when his landlord came to collect. A Fort Kent police officer and a state trooper responded to the man’s apartment after the unidentified landlord phoned authorities.
Zarins’ warrant stemmed from a criminal threatening charge. The deadbeat blew off the court date. As a result, the court issued a warrant for Zarins’ arrest.
Picard arrested Zarins on the warrant and officers transported Zarins to Aroostook County Jail.
Zarins will appear Monday at Fort Kent District Court.
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