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Spotsylvania puts deadbeat parents on pizza boxes

You read that headline right.

In an effort to round up parents who fail to pay child support, Spotsylvania County will start putting their names on a flyer tacked onto a pizza delivery box, reports The Associated Press.

When a newspaper publishes the names of men arrested for soliciting, they call it a “John list.” Maybe they’ll call the names on the pizza box flyers the “Papa John list.”

A woman who heads a local nonprofit dedicated to child support enforcement came up with the idea. She previously lived in Ohio, where local police used this method. Spotsylvania is apparently the first Virginia jurisdiction to try the tactic.

Will area businesses cooperate? So far, three local pizza joints have agreed to post the names; two Asian restaurants will put the flyers on takeout bags.

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