Detroit Chief Vows To Find Suspects Who Blocked Highway To Do Donuts

Tom Gantert

Car that spun donuts in middle of a highway had covered its license plates with an obscene message to Detroit police

Detroit, MI – A car that did donuts in the middle of a busy highway that was captured in a video that went viral covered its license plate with an obscene message to the Detroit Police Department.

And the city’s chief of police warned the culprits that his police officers will find the vehicle and seize it and turn it into a police vehicle, according to the Detroit Free Press.

A large, organized group stopped traffic on I-94 for about 15 minutes on Sunday in Detroit to make space for a Camero to spin around in circles, according to the Detroit Free Press.

"They're covering their license plates with a message to the DPD," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I'm not going to tell you what that message is, but the message is despicable. Here's my message to them: We are going to find you, and when we do, we're going to arrest you, and we're going to seize your vehicle. In fact, my plan with the Challenger is we're going to keep it, we're going to seize it and we're going to convert it into a police car."

Craig continued: "You can go ahead and cover your license plates. We are going to come after you. That is a promise I'm making and the men and women of this department."

Police have a suspect in custody who was involved in stopping the traffic on I-94 but wasn’t in the car that spun around in circles, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Police have a good lead on the red or orange colored Camaro, according to Chief Craig. Police know that the person driving the Camaro lives outside the city. Other police agencies are working on locating people who were involved in the incident, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

While stopping traffic should be a felony, as it denies rights to countless people and obstructs emergency vehicles, I think the Chief has more important things to focus on than Social Media relations...

"As of 2018, Detroit had the third highest murder rate among major cities in the United States after St. Louis and Baltimore and the 42nd highest murder rate in the world."

The short video of the chief at the DFP above does not give one much confidence in his leadership ability, IMO.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

#misplacedDPDpriorities

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Ha, that’s the biggest crime that the Chief is making a priority, no wonder Detroit is such a shithole.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I understand he will be holding a press conference on his plan to crackdown on jaywalkers.

"As of Thursday, there were 271 homicides recorded in Detroit, up from 259, or 5%, during the same period last year, Detroit police officials said. There were 764 nonfatal shootings, up 3% from 739 in 2018, according to police."

So murders and shootings are up from last year, but we can rest easy knowing that guy doing donuts in the street is on his shitlist.

Can't make this stuff up.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Detroit is bad

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

It shows the chief is all about retribution and persecution. In Detroit there are much more serious problems than this. He should be summarily replaced for acting like a butt-hurt kid, and derelection of his other assigned duties. The emphasis here seems to be on whatever message was on the license plates, not the act itself. A sharp attorney would argue that the participants were exercising their First Amendment Rights. No one got hurt. (unlike all the shootings and stabbings)

rds40
rds40

Just get a large truck and drive right through them leaving a trail of twisted car parts.

Wish505
Wish505

Chief needs to be more concerned about the overall crime rate in his trashy city. No wonder Detroit is such a crime invested embarrassment to America. It has become muslim lovers country.

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

Detroit may have its serious problems, but they'll only get worse if thugs practice open defiance of the PD. I think the Chief is right.

61mouse
61mouse

The chief thinka these are "REAL DONUTS"

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

It seems this wanted and dangerous criminal has been caught!!! Well, he turned himself in, but still the chief stuck to his vow.....


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