FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) - After a long night celebrating the Tigers' win last night, Dupree Smith, a 34-year-old Chrysler worker, didn't go to work today.. And when he heard odd noises in his house this morning, he knew it wasn't his father who had already left for work.
Dupree, who served in Iraq for the U.S. Army, grabbed his 40 caliber semi-automatic and went to the rear of the house. When he walked into his father's bedroom, he saw someone shattering the window.
Dupree fired twice and then ran to the front of the house where he opened the door and saw a silver pickup sitting in the driveway. He fired twice at that vehicle that sped away with one male occupant.
Police and Dupree believe there may have been two involved.
Dupree isn't sure if the men were after anything in particular.
But he doubts it was his 7-foot long yellow Burmese Python. The suspect(s) got away in a stolen 1997 Ford Ranger pickup. The car was stolen out of Livonia. Police say it was the same vehicle used in a similar incident that took place in Troy on Thursday.
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