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ALABAMAAAAA MAN!

WATCH OUT CHRIS HANSEN! bama man is on the prowl!

 Courtesy NBC15NEWS

(Bay Minette, AL)  June 11- Local teens imitating the NBC show “To Catch a Predator” end up catching what police call an actual predator. Police say 39 year old John Andrew Salter was arrested at a teen’s home in Bay Minette after using the internet to lure teenage boys. The twist? He’s already a registered sex offender.

Think Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator”, except without the cops, cameras, or Chris Hanson.  Just a group of Bay Minette teenagers and a real sexual predator.  “We were like, “Lets get him off the streets, let’s call him and get him arrested.”  Chief Michael Rowland of the Bay Minette Police Department says, “After they saw how that was conducted they decided to try that themselves, and they were successful, they did lure a predator to their house.”

It all started when a local teen and his buddies were contacted by “Bama-Man.  They say he sent this explicit message, along with his phone number.  “I got a friend request from some guy named Mike, from Georgia, hes 26. He had no pictures.”  But Bama-Man, wasn’t 26 or named Mike.  He’s 39 year old John Andrew Salter, and he’s a convicted child rapist.  The teens of course, had no idea at the time, they just knew he was after kids…and they wanted to catch him.   “It actually took him about 15 minutes from when we called him on the telephone to get over here.”  His friends hid in a back room and called police, while this teen went outside to meet Salter.  “When some big old guy like that walked up, it got serious.  I stalled him to stay here.”  Chief Rowland says the teens were lucky they didn’t get hurt.  “Once he got there, I think they realized the danger they were in.”

Jenna Susko: ‘Did Salter say he’s done this before?’ “Yeah.”  Going Dateline style- the teen talked the man into coming inside the house while they waited for police.  He’s just glad Salter’s off the computer, and sitting in jail.  Jenna Susko: ‘Would you do this again?’ “Yes, in a heartbeat.”   It’s why this teen wouldn’t show his face.

If you know someone is trying to lure a minor on the internet, police say to save the typed messages, and call them, so they can track them down.  Don’t try catching them yourself.  Salter is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and enticement.

Tuberville @ Huntsville Alumni Event

(according to a well known message board) 

CTT said to tell all the “chat room” people hello…and that he reads the “chat rooms” occasionally just to see “how he’s doin’”…

- neck is fine

- will still run out of 2 back sets some

- Fannin might be best athlete he’s ever had on a team he’s been a part of

- best football player on the team is probably Jerraud Powers

- trying to recruit WRs to Auburn last 3-4 years has been like pulling teeth; not necessarily because of “reality”…Auburn threw the ball more than we got credit for…but the negative recruiting against us as RB U was hard to overcome with many HS WRs…it won’t be a problem now…BUT Auburn will still run the ball more than we throw it…

- several players will (SHOULD) flourish in this system…Robert Dunn could be an All-American in this offense if he just becomes consistent; this offense made for his skills….Tommy Trott should also excel…Fannin can play every offensive (skill) position including QB…Auburn will have a package with Fannin at QB, don’t know yet how much it’ll be used but he ran this exact offense in HS…

- best OL he’s had at AU

- simple truth about switching to the TF spread?????…”we simply had to score more points”

- if we had played a game the Saturday after Spring Practice ended, neither Wes Bynum or Ryan Shoemaker would have started at their respective kicking positions….based on Spring performances and stats, Morgan Hull would have been our FG guy….CTT couldn’t remember his name and was clearly embarrassed for a couple of minutes…he asked if anyone in the audience knew who he was talking about and after several false names were shouted from the floor, some lady offered “Morgan Hull”…he laughed and said, “I can’t believe all you folks who read the Bunker every night couldn’t come up with Morgan Hull before she did!”

- Rod Bramlett cautioned the audience that this offense would definitely take some getting used to…especially for Auburn old timers who are used to 3 yards and a cloud of dust or 3 running attempts and a punt. He said the first day he and a couple of the radio network guys went out to watch a spring scrimmage in the stadium the first 5 passes were incomplete and not even close…4-5 rows behind him an elderly, white haired lady screamed, “RUN THE DAMN BALL!!!!!!!” Rod thought that was pretty tough….coming from Tuberville’s own Mother…

- Rod offered (off the record after the event) that his primary concern with the new “system” is likely CTT’s primary concern, too, but he’s not going to talk about it publicly…and that is, after playing against our offense day after day in practice how are they really going to play against a strong,good, smash mouth football team????