Vanderburgh County Prosecutor weighs in on viral video

(WFIE) - Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann weighed in on a video out of Florida that shows the head of Crime Stoppers eating a piece of paper to protect an anonymous source that went viral.

Hermann said anonymous tips are one of the most important tools law enforcement has to help solve crimes.

The operators don't have any idea where the call is coming from and the caller doesn't have to give them any identifying information.

Hermann said a court wouldn't be able to ask for that information because it doesn't exist.

"I'm not interested in eating a piece of paper in court, and I'm not interested in going to jail,"said Hermann. "We want to protect the people that do put their trust in us when they call in the tips, and it's important that law enforcement get that information."

If you would like to report a tip you can call We Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME 24 hours a day and remain anonymous.

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