Kid Rock has issued a $5,000 reward for anyone who can identify the man on crutches who attempted to break into his Detroit-area home. The Rock Kid, who managed to ruin "Werewolves of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama" simultaneously, also wants everyone to know that he will "not hesitate to shoot" anyone else who tries to break in.
Yesterday morning, Detroit-based artist Jerry Vile left a present for his bankrupt home: a giant Crisco can underneath the city's iconic Joe Louis fist. With his tribute, Vile left a placard identifying the installation's title as "A Vessel of Hope" and explaining that the gesture was meant to "ease the pain" of Detroit's bankruptcy. Most of the local media seemed to understand that this was an elaborate fisting joke. Except for one outlet.
An investigation into what witnesses initially described as a violent robbery perpetrated by two men impersonating Detroit police officers has led to the arrest of two actual police officers, both long-time veterans of Michigan police departments. The reported reason for the crime? The recovery of a cell phone stolen from one of the police officer's daughter.
Tomorrow night, Insane Clown Posse’s first national television show, Insane Clown Posse Theater, debuts on the Fuse network. Developed from a string of viral spots in which Michigan harlequins Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope riffed on Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Les Misérables, the eight-episode series is a web-spun mash of Mystery Science 3000, Beavis and Butthead, and Bozo’s Big Top. Whatever it is, it will surely be memorable.
During a news report about a missing person being found dead in a lake last Friday, the Detroit Fox affiliate broadcast a floating dead body. It's not a clear image, but it sure looks like a body.
In a complaint filed with the U.S. Justice Department, the Michigan ACLU says that Detroit police have been picking up homeless people from the popular Greektown neighborhood and dropping them off miles away, sometimes even outside of city limits. Homeless people have termed the practice being "taken for a ride," after police officers have repeatedly approached members of the homeless population and told them to get into vans. They are then deserted by the police, often far from any assistance, and told to never return to Greektown.
A man in Detroit was arrested Friday after he allegedly stole his father's body from a cemetery. According to reports, Vincent Bright corpsenapped his father's body from a cemetery on Monday, hours before it was to be buried, in the hopes it would be resurrected through prayer. Police found the body in a basement freezer in Bright's home.