People in Bangor Got Locked Up For a Good Cause

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 12 months ago

Two hundred community and business leaders were jailed Wednesday.

It’s to help out the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The Sea Dog Brewing Company in Bangor became a jail for the annual MDA local lock-up.

The arrested culprits were allowed as many phone calls as they wanted to raise bail money to set them free.

All the money going to MDA of course.

“It’s a lot of fun putting hand cuffs on someone that actually wants to be hand cuffed cause it’s for a good cause,” said David Davis, Corrections Officer for the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.

“This community is unbelievable because everyone comes together and they get the power of dollars at a time and starting small, but all of our money benefits our families,” said Executive Director of MDA of Maine Ashley King.

At last count, the event has raised more than $58,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Organizers say it will go to Maine families, helping them with all sorts of medical services and programs, even summer camp for the kids.