Fugitive Safe Surrender Day takes place in Kissimmee



KISSIMMEE, Fla. - People who have an outstanding warrant in Osceola County for non-violent misdemeanor charges can clear their warrants at Fugitive Safe Surrender Day, officials said Wednesday.

The program offers offenders alternatives to going to jail.

About 40 people have shown up, so far.

Officials said some could have faced months in jail, but instead paid a fine and walked away.

It took less than 10 minutes to appear through a video feed before Judge Stephania Jancewicz for Glenn Cabral to get a clean start.

'If I went to jail, what do I tell my kids?" Cabral said.

A warrant was issued for his arrest in 2010 for violating probation on a misdemeanor.

Cabral said he moved and never knew he didn't fulfill the requirements, or that a warrant had his name on it.

"Glad I got it done with," he said.

Cabral was able to go to the Kissimmee Civic Center and make arrangements to pay $137 to wipe out the warrant.

The event goes until 5 p.m.

The event is only for non-violent misdemeanor offenders, not people with felonies. If someone shows up with a felony warrant, law enforcement will have to arrest them.

More than 5,000 people in Osceola County have outstanding warrants for misdemeanors or traffic violations.