The city of Detroit is currently in the midst of bankruptcy and the lack of resources has impacted all city services. Detroit Police Chief James Craig recently went so far as to advises residents to arm themselves, so when an 88 year old man who’d been previously assaυlted saw people at his door, he became paranoid and did something that landed him in the back of a squad car.
The 88 year old unnamed Detroit man, who was beαten and tοrtured by robbers last week, found himself in trouble with the law over his response to reporters who arrived at the man’s home to question him about the robbery.
Last week the man had been lured to the door by two women asking for help, but when the elderly man went to the door, two robbers pushed their way into his home. So when a reporter from Fox 2 in Detroit arrived at the man’s home to ask him questions about the incident, he became suspicious, believing the scenario was being played out all over again.
Even with the reporter’s news van was parked outside, the elderly man accused the reporter of being the one who set him up to be robbed.
The elderly man still gave an interview to Fox 2’s Maurielle Lue, but Lue’s crew arrived back on the scene in time enough to see WXYZ-TV’s crew fleeing, followed by a gunshοt.
Police were called to the scene and eventually convinced the elderly and confused man to come out of the house. According to authorities they could not find the gun due to conditions inside the home. The elderly man was taken to the hospital but not arrested.