OMAHA (KPTM)- Normally cops put people behind bars, but Friday it was the other way around.
It was all in good fun to raise money for Special Olympics Nebraska.
For the third year in a row, Omaha Police Detective Kevin Wiese stood ‘behind bars' outside at Village Pointe to raise money for Special Olympics.
Wiese will be outside through Sunday or until he raises $5,000, which ever comes first.
Wiese said it all started when he got involved with Special Olympics a couple of years ago, and he hasn't stopped since.
"I saw how much Special Olympics can affect families. I'm fortunate enough where I don't have anyone in my family with special needs, but I saw how much confidence is built," said Wiese.
Wiese said since heading out in the cold on Friday morning, he'd seen so generous people.
"I just had someone donate $500," said Wiese.
Wiese said it may be cold, but it's the best way for him to give back. "I know, being a police officer I want to give back the community as best I can-and I saw this as a great opportunity, so here I am!"
If you can't make it out to Village Pointe to donate, you can do so by clicking here.