On the morning of Friday, August 1, the ATB Financial Sheriff burst into Augustana Dean Allen Berger’s office.
“You’re under arrest!” bellowed Sheriff Adam, citing villainous educational practices and claiming to be the “Best Berger in Town” as part of the charges. Wearing his chaps, black hat, and incriminating t-shirt, the cowed Dean was led away in cuffs to the waiting paddy wagon – one of the original Camrose fire trucks.
The authorities gathered a host of criminals from around Camrose, including publisher of the Camrose Booster “Bad Boy” Blain Fowler and Boston Pizza’s Kevin Gurr. The bailiff read off the charges and the Judge considered what funds the villain had already raised. Each one was sentenced to jail until they could raise the funds required for their release – all proceeds going to the Battle River Community Foundation. The Dean raised $2050 to free himself.
Accompanied by a donation-driven barbecue and fiddle quartet, the ATB Financial parking lot party was festive as more than 50 audiences members jeered and applauded the prisoners. The event raised around $21,000 for the Foundation.
See videos – of the Dean’s sentencing and posting bail – and photos below.