Tito and Amanda Watts, have been arrested by the Jacksonville Police for selling ‘golden tickets to heaven’ to hundreds of people, Daily Mail reports.
The couple, who sold the tickets on the street for $99.99 per ticket, told buyers the tickets were made from solid gold and each ticket reserved the buyer a spot in heaven.
They told the buyers that all they have to do is to simply present the ticket at the pearly gates and the doors would be open for them to walk in.
Police said they confiscated over $10,000 in cash, five crack pipes and a baby alligator.
A police spokesman said:
“People can sell tickets to heaven. But the Watts misrepresented their product. The tickets were just wood spray painted gold with ‘Ticket To Heaven – Admit One’ written in marker.
You can’t sell something as gold when it’s not. That’s where the Watts crossed the line into doing something illegal.”
But Tito Watts, in his statement to the police, said:
“I don’t care what the police say. The tickets are solid gold… it ain’t cut up two by fours I spray painted gold.
And it was Jesus who give them to me behind the KFC and said to sell them so I could get me some money to go to outer space.
I met an alien named Stevie who said if I got the cash together he’d take me and my wife on his flying saucer to his planet that’s made entirely of crack cocaine.
You can smoke all the crack cocaine there you want… totally free. So, try to send an innocent man to jail and see what happens.
You should arrest Jesus because he’s the one that gave me the golden tickets and said to sell them. I’m willing to wear a wire and set Jesus up.”