Detroit's Most Wanted: Car thief Henry Ford cuts off tether, targets Ford vehicles across metro Detroit

Mailed tether back to State Corrections Dept.
Posted at 8:55 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 17:45:35-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — On this week's Mosted Wanted list is a man with a name synonymous with the auto industry. But this fugitive has no relation and a very different mission.

Detroit native Henry Ford, 49, is wanted for stealing cars across metro Detroit. Police say he served prison time for the crime, but Ford cut off his tether and is back on our streets targeting your car.

"Henry Ford, wanted for robbing cars, come on man this don’t make sense," said deputy Aaron Garcia.

But that's exactly what the 49-year-old went to prison for doing – stealing GPS units out of cars.

"This guy's a thief," said Garcia. "He’s been a thief his whole life, he went to prison being a thief, and now he’s back out. He was on parole, still continuing to be a thief."

The U.S. Marshals say when Ford decided he should be off parole, he sent the Michigan Department of Corrections a note, right along with the tether he cut from his ankle.

"So Henry Ford, he’s stealing GPS units out of vehicles, he’s stealing tires, he’s robbing these cars," Garcia said. "He has a criminal history of receiving stolen property three times, assault with a deadly weapon - felonious assault, possession of burglary tools and larceny of motor vehicles times three."

Now, police say he's back at it with is newest warrant issued in Livonia. He is accused of stealing tires off a Ford Ecosport, and officers found evidence of his thefts in his F-150.

Ford is 5-foot 11-inches tall, weighs 225 pounds and has tattoos on his upper arms. He's been targeting cars on Detroit's west side, Livonia and Inkster, police say.

As always, there’s a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of Henry Ford. You can call the Marshals anytime at (313) 234-5656.