Reader Aneris sent this video, which you really should watch because it’s unbelievable—even for those familiar with the American Deep South. This is what passes for crime prevention in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. NOTE: as far as I can see, this is NOT a joke.
You could mistake it for a parody, but it seems to be real. Capt. Higgins appears on the local channel KATC of Arcadiana, Louisiana and addresses the public and its criminals alike. In this episode he reports a burglary of a church; a man who opened “things that belong to Christ” and stole money collected from good Catholics. “Think about what kind of evil passed through him that night” he added. He then demands “Mr Lucifer step away” and addresses the criminal directly, asking him to turn himself in. And all of that while channelling John Wayne himself.
Not only does Higgins have a real gun, but many of the commenters in his videos (see below) see him as God’s gift to law enforcement.
Aneris adds that there are a lot more videos of Capt. Higgins on the KATC channel; and I’ll adds that they are a hoot!