A Texas man says he was arrested and imprisoned by U.S. Marshals over a $1,500 student loan he received in 1987, Today reported.
With interest over a 28-year period, Paul Aker's initial loan of $1,500 is now $5,700.
U.S. Marshals say they attempted to seek repayment, sending Aker letters, certified mail and taping notices to his door. Aker said he only received a post card that he thought was "bogus" and didn't respond. NBC's Janet Shamlian reports.