Thursday, May 6, 2010

How I Got My Uncle Arrested

Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

I lied to you people a couple of weeks ago. When had to cancel The Strip on April 24, I claimed it was because Miles had to work. The fact is, I spent the day helping the U.S. Marshals arrest my uncle, a fugitive from Palm Beach County who fled instead of showing up on April 16 to be sentenced on 82 charges of trafficking child porn online.

I wasn't really comfortable talking about this in bits and pieces, so there were no blog posts, no Twitter comments, only the broadest of hints on the podcast. I didn't even tell many close friends. That didn't mean I didn't want to express myself or tell the story, just that this one took some digesting and required me to put the whole thing in the context it deserved.

That's what this week's Las Vegas Weekly cover story is all about. It replaces my regularly scheduled column this go-around. I hope you all find it illuminating.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy shit, Steve. Are you OK? Brave.

DT said...

What an experience...thank goodness you are a fine writer...it read like a riveting short story.

jptm said...

great story, steve--your writing is spot-on; it read like a crime novel. excellent work, and I'm glad you're OK through all of this.

Michael said...

Thanks for sharing such an interesting, personal story. Glad you were safe through the ordeal.

Hiker said...

Thank you for what you did. Putting this man in jail is proper. You are a fine man for helping that come about. You are also one hell of a fine writer. I was riveted reading the story. Very, very well written!

Steven said...

great article. you're one hell of a brave person for doing that. you did the right thing and bravo to you

Tamara said...

You're a very strong man. Thank you for what you did and for sharing such a powerful story.