A Houston man was reportedly arrested at his home for not paying an outstanding student loan from 1987 (video below).
Paul Aker told FOX 26 that seven U.S. Marshals showed up at his front door and took him to jail over an outstanding $1,500 student loan from 1987. He added that the Marshals brought him to federal court without notice and made him sign a payment plan for the nearly 30-year-old loan.
"I just couldn't believe it," Aker said.
According to Congressman Gene Green, the government has been hiring private debt collectors to track down those who owe student loan payments, FOX 26 reports. The U.S. Marshals Service has been ordered to arrest those who have not paid.
A source from the U.S. Marshals in Houston said between 1,200 and 1,500 warrants are out for people who have failed to pay back their federal loans. The source added that Aker is not the first person this has happened to and most certainly will not be the last.