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Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 11:15 a.m.

Ypsilanti police chase and catch man who stole glasses

By Kyle Feldscher

Ypsilanti police arrested a 43-year-old man Wednesday who led them on a foot chase through the city after he stole eyeglass frames.

Police responded at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday to the first block of North Hamilton Street. A pair of glasses was reported stolen and the man was last seen headed north on Hamilton.

Police followed him on foot. After a few minutes, they caught up to the suspect and arrested him.

He was processed and arrested, pending warrant approval by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office. The frames were returned to the store, according to police.

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Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 10:48 a.m.

Just maybe his frames were busted and just needed to replace the frames not the lenses and he stole a set like the broken ones.


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 2:53 a.m.

Fortney Eye Care is in the first block of N. Huron...the only thing at the corner of Hamilton and MI is the College of Business. Are you sure this wasn't supposed to say first block of *Huron*?


Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 11:51 p.m.

Hopefully he isn't being "framed".

Linda Peck

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 6:48 p.m.

The man must have needed these glasses and maybe could not afford to buy them. I am not excusing the theft, but perhaps he could call the Lion's Club and see if they can help him with a pair of free glasses.


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 3:07 a.m.

You both are aware of what happens when you assume things, correct?


Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 10:49 p.m.

That's not how glasses work. If you need glasses, then you need a specific prescription. You don't just walk into the optician's store, put some frames on your face, and magically see better. While I am happy that the Lion's Club can help people who actually need vision assistance, this guy probably just stole some frames he thought looked cool.

An Arborigine

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 3:40 p.m.

Couldn't see his way clear from the long arm of the law!