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Since when does the lure of an OZZY OSBOURNE concert become the impetus for a sting operation by one local sheriff?

That's what an outraged OSBOURNE would like to know after the events that transpired Monday, October 29 before his show at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND.

As masterminded by Paul D. Laney, a local county sheriff--under the name of PDL Productions--this is how the sting was set up, all without OSBOURNE’s knowledge:

Sheriff Laney took the liberty of planning an OZZY OSBOURNE pre-show concert party by offering the very same perks included in OZZY’s “official” VIP tour packages including two tickets to 40 unsuspecting citizens who received the PDL invites by mail.

When the “winners” showed up at the bash, they were promptly handcuffed and arrested on various outstanding warrants. Sheriff Laney quickly held a televised press conference to congratulate himself on the successful sting operation.

“This Sheriff should be ashamed of himself for using my celebrity to arrest these criminals” says Osbourne. “Surely with some good police work and a little bit of time he could have accomplished this without bringing my name into it. It’s insulting to me and to my audience and it shows how lazy this particular sheriff is when it comes to doing his job. It’s obvious to me that Laney has an agenda and is just trying to make a name for himself on my back. Next time try some policing skills.”

Despite his comments about Sheriff Laney’s sting operation, OZZY harbors no ill will to the people of Fargo and hopes to return there under more favorable circumstances.

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Say it in a song Ozzy. You have a great gift but you have to use it more when people misuse you and your loved ones.

Denise Spurlock
Indianapolis, Indiana

Write a song about this sheriff so the whole world will know what a user he is.
Pay back time.

I think being an A list celebrity Ozzy could go after this sheriff in a court of law because he freely used ozzy osbourne's name to make arrest's for his own bidding.Now tell me this, Does this sheriff being a piece of jerk off meat like he is, think that by saying (oh there is a ozzy concert going on your invited) this sheriff is a small time s*** head and i am sure if ozzy wanted to sue he could win, for using his celebrity name to make arrets for his own use!!!!

This is not only a problem befallen to THY OZZY. All performers of freely congregated love and party people are harassed. Every concert even f#@#ing operas have ILLEGAL substances, What we must focus on is the illegal part. I propose the "freedom tour" w/ rage, lacuna coil, hate breed, and other almost free performers gather to Promote Steven Colbert for presedent the only one who is not corrupt and the ONLY PRES ELECT willing to return power to the people!


That is an immortal sin that sherriff is going to have to deal with. When the grim reaper scoops his ass up i hope he burns in hell for eternity.

This sherriff knows there is nothing else going on in Fargo. so these guys are going to jump at the chance in a lifetime to do something.

Now not to be a smartass but , Someone gets a letter saying they can meet ozzy, for nothing, not even signing up for anything, not all of them bought tickets to the show, if any of them did. It is avery fishy letter and if u know u got crooked cops around there, I likely wouldn't go, There was a warning here in the forums. I read it b4 the show. I guess those 40 should of looked too

thats wrong of them to use Ozzy's name. and i agree with Ozzy the sheriff is just plane lazy! what does it take to go to the guys house they had the address they sent in invites to. i think this sheriff was just looking for publicity so he can get reelected. see you Sunday here in Utah Ozzy p.s. the post before mine is a cop i will bet and is an a**hole himself rock on

Ozzy is an a**hole for thinking like that. Any law abiding citizen, especially one held so high in the public eye, should support and commend our local law enforcement for the creativity and courage to utilize such a strategy. Times change, and so do people...thus those that protect us need to change their tactics in apprehending those that would prey upon the helpless. My hat is off to the Sheriff for bringing these fugitives to justice, and unless Ozzy wants to condone the perpetrating of the criminal element on the public that so generously buys his music, then he needs to shut up, retract his disrespectfull comments to the Sheriff, and rock on!

I think that should be illegal. Obviously nobody likes a deadbeat dad and they should be made to pay their debts. But since when is it all right to use other people's names, making them complicit in actions they have nothing to do with?

I think it's identity theft and Ozzy should press charges.

if that police officer had any real brains in that donut head of his, he would have used some losey popstars name instead of ozzy. he shouldnt be worried about the s-- that cop just pulled, thats why we love yah!

Ozzy i think you have the right to say what you need thats your name they shouldnt have been alowed to use it without your permission. Ozzy do you think you would ever like to visit kentuckey your shows are always so far away so my parents wont ever let me go to them so if you do decide to come to kentuckey let me know you can reach me at goku500091@yahoo.com