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Posted on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 1:52 p.m.

Ypsilanti police catch man slashing tire of police car

By Kyle Feldscher

A 27-year-old man was taken to the hospital by Ypsilanti police after he was caught slashing a tire on a police patrol car Sunday afternoon.

According to a news release, police found the man slashing a tire on a Ypsilanti Police Department patrol car in the department’s parking lot, 505 W. Michigan Ave., at 2:28 p.m. Sunday.

Officers went out to confront the man and subdued him before transporting him to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.

More details on the incident were not immediately available from police Monday afternoon.

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Bruce W

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 1:12 a.m.

I hope the police subdued him pretty good since us taxpayers will have to pay for the tire, and probably his hospital stay.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 1:15 a.m.

Buford T Justice (" What your dealing with here, is a serious lack of respect for the Law ")


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 12:56 a.m.

Good job YPD, you didn't have to go far to catch this one.


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 11:04 p.m.

Then to jail I hope, but I doubt it. I don't know about all hospitals, but U of M isn't allowed to inform the police when those people who are brought in are released. I think the police sometimes take them there because it's easier to drop them off at the hospital than to deal with all the extra paper work and going court just to have the judge slap the wrist of the criminal and let them go.

Honest Abe

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 9:53 p.m.

Let's give this guy a dose of 'ol'sparky!'....wait, we don't have that.


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 8:53 p.m.

Better yet, let's offer the suspect in-state tuition at UofM.


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 8:53 p.m.

I have an idea! Let's close all the mental health facilities and open a bunch of "group homes." That way, all the people who need help can just wander around the streets all day looking for it. Brilliant.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 12:50 a.m.

A couple of decades ago at that.


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 11:55 p.m.

I thought we pretty much did that


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 8:07 p.m.

How about to jail for destruction of public property... Guess we have to worry about being politically correct so as not to hurt the criminals (excuse me) the poor perp's feelings.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 6:48 a.m.

that wasn't a well thought out response. To say the least.....


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 10:06 p.m.

Would bet the police knew him from one of the nearby half way houses. The police probably know a little more than this very brief article reports.

Homeland Conspiracy

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 8:04 p.m.

He use to play basketball in the street


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 11:55 p.m.

Good one

Nicholas Urfe

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 7:31 p.m.

Maybe he was just killing a bug. Or checking the tire pressure. Or confirming rumors that they are aren't filled with air.


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 6:43 p.m.

To the hospital for a "psychological evaluation" :) Excellent.