GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A new local paper that's filled with nothing but mug shots isflying off store shelves, generating both revenue andcontroversy.
The paper, Look Who's Busted, is a bi-weekly publication thatsells for $1. Michael Kreiger, who manages a 7-11, said, "They'regoing like fire. The first day or two we got them in we couldn'tkeep them in the store."
But some people, like Glenda Holloway, aren't happy at all. Shelearned about the paper after a close family friend made the secondissue. Holloway said the charges printed were dropped against thatfriend, and is now afraid the publication will cost the woman herjob.
"I don't think it's right for everyone to be plastered here likethis," she said. "The charges were dropped, and now you got someoneplastered in there, and what are they going to do?"
The Kent County prosecutor's office said the publication islegal and carries a disclaimer.
24 Hour News 8 spoke with the man in Florida who runs the paperand started the publications in four cities. For security purposes,he declined to give his name, though he said he chose Grand Rapidsbecause he has family here and because Kent County has a very goodwebsite.
He said this is a resource for the community, and said they'veworkked with attorneys to make sure they're protected. Thepublisher also said not everyone who is arrested in Kent Countymakes the paper, since hundreds of people are arrested betweenpublications.
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