People in Bangor Got Locked Up For a Good Cause

Caitlin Burchill

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.