Mayor of Petal fake-arrested for charity event

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - The mayor of Petal was arrested today and put in jail, but it's not what you think.

Hal Marx was one of many area government officials along with business leaders and residents participating in the MDA lockup event to benefit the muscular dystrophy association.

It came complete with a mock arrest and jail where they were able to make bail in the form of pledges from friends and colleagues in order to escape.

The money that's raised will help fund research and also send kids with muscular dystrophy to a special week-long summer camp.