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Homeless Couple Steals Sheriff's Patrol Car

Detroit Free Press via YellowBrix

January 21, 2010

A Washtenaw County pair is in jail today after stealing a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Wednesday.

A sheriff’s office deputy was at a home in the 100 block of Chestnut Boulevard in Scio Township at 5 p.m., responding to a fight involving the living arrangements of two family members, according to a statement released by the department.

The deputy put two people in the back seat of his patrol car to take them to the Delonis Homeless Shelter in Ann Arbor City. But at 5:45 p.m., the deputy radioed to dispatchers that his patrol vehicle had been stolen. Investigators found the patrol car a short time later, arrested the pair and took them to the Washtenaw County Jail.


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    DH4389

    over 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    The only part missing from this is what happened between he was taking them from to the shelter, to when the car was stolen! Fine work none theless from the Sheriffs office. But i will agree the car should have been locked AT ALL GIVIN TIMES! Yeah free living at the tax payers expens!!!!!! This Deputy should have learned a valuable lesson from this!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    If he did not lock the car upon getting out, he should expect that to happen sooner or later. The only time I do not lock my veh is on traffic stop. Every where else, locked as I get out. Even at home for lunch or a break.

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    Daysend

    over 4 years ago

    902 Comments

    Maybe this is not funny. But thats funny as hell. Haha poor guys either never gonna live that one down or have a cool story to tell the family. Imagine that, someone asks you if you've ever had your Police car stolen... and you have to answer Yes.

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    Capt_EvanScott

    over 4 years ago

    146 Comments

    A thrill ride, a meal ticket and a warm cot.... What a deal.... Another satisfied customer...

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    That's unfortunate, the officer is definitely going to hear about this forever. But glad to hear that they got the two people and no one got hurt.

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    PhantoMentalis

    over 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    Deeeeeeeeeeeetroit!

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    jeady

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    We have a cage in all our units and when we get out of our unit at any time we have to remove the key and lock the doors.
    We have never had a unit stolen.

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    kamadeva

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    OK first off there homeless I know if I was homeless jail don't sound to bad I get a kick out of cops what is this world please look around is it such a great world to live in we have the messed up system. no one cares about anyone but themselves. I don't think these were stupid at all you just gave them a free ride to paradise. good job:)

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    ejhunter85

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    First off he was on a call at a home, he was not at his home. Now I don't about Washtenaw sheriff"s cars but for my department it is mandatory that if some one is in the back seat that the body shield partition be secured, we also have a security feature in our cars that anytime we get out of our cars a lock engages that requires us to press a hidden unlock button a certain way to get it to unlock the cars transmission lever allowing us to put it in gear.

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    Goodspeed

    over 4 years ago

    30 Comments

    I can't really see how the officer did anything wrong. He was trying to defuse a delicate situation without undue force. Just where did these knuckle draggers think they were going in a sheriff's car?? I really hate to pass judgement on people, but it looks to me like these "homeless people" were moochers!!???

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    sbudno

    over 4 years ago

    202 Comments

    What is this world coming to, when you cant trust a homeless couple, who can you trust?

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11224 Comments

    I bet the deputy takes a pretty good ribbing from his peers over this !!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    The gene pool is drying up in this case! No wonder they are homeless...

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    Baxter2

    over 4 years ago

    1846 Comments

    They're not homeless anymore. They're now living at the County Jail.

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    chrissanders

    over 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    I don't think you could pick a worse vehicle to steal. Not to hard to find it with all the emblems and numbers on it.

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