More than fifty arrests were made at a weekend event in East Texas. Now, the event sponsor could also face charges.
The 2007 Redneck Games were held at the Pool A-T-V Ranch near Athens on county road 3819. Home video of the event shows thousands of folks attended the event, participating in A-T-V racing and other competitions.
One such event called "Mattress Chunking" had people apparently drinking a 12 pack of beer, driving a mattress into the woods and seeing how far they could throw it. Behavior that law enforcement says is no laughing matter. "That's almost making a competition out of everything we try to avoid and try to stop. Inside the park on the ranch itself, it's just a blessing that we didn't have somebody killed," said Lt. Pat McWilliams with the Henderson county sheriff's department.