U.S. Marshals Arrest Houston Man Over A $1,500 Student Loan
We all know you have to your bills. For many students in Louisiana and across the country, a good chunk of those bills come in the form of student loans. For a Houston man, he learned the hard way when U.S. Marshals showed up at his door to arrest him for a 30-year-old $1,500 federal student loan.
From nola.com -
Paul Aker told a Fox affiliate in Houston that deputy U.S. Marshals armed with automatic weapons showed up at his house Thursday over a $1,500 student loan he took out in 1987. Akers said he never received any notice about the loan and was caught unaware when federal agents arrived at his house.
Well, it seems that Aker didn't really do himself any favors, because at that point he told the Marshals he was armed, and the situation turned into a two hour standoff. Eventually, he surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody.
Now, he owes Uncle Sam even more money. Aker has been ordered to pay $1,258 to reimburse the federal government for his arrest, in addition to the $3,800 he now owes on the loan with interest.
U.S. Marshals said in a statement that Aker was contacted in 2012 by phone concerning the debt, but Aker refused. At that point, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest, and that is what eventually lead to the indecent at his home.