Illegal dumping suspects return to couple's Lincoln Park home to dump second load of broken concrete

Posted at 6:33 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 18:56:01-04

LINCOLN PARK (WXYZ) — "Go pay the money to have it dumped like I would do," said Toney Sheppard as he stood by his wife near a pile of broken concrete and dirt behind their home in Lincoln Park.

An illegal dumping suspect is seen on surveillance video dumping the mess out of a car that pulled up Monday afternoon.

"I would never do this to anybody," Toney said.

And this is not the first time.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Sept. 8, a man is seen dumping buckets full of concrete in the same area behind the couple's home near White and Ferris avenues. Each time the suspect is in the passenger seat of what appears to be a silver Ford Focus.

"It upsets us because it's like, everybody tries to take care of their property," said Margaret Sheppard. "And then you have someone just coming in and dumping garbage here."

"I'm getting too old for this," said Toney, who is 72-years-old with a bad back. "I'm hoping they catch him. And if he gets fined, that's up to the police, but I think he should come back and clean it up."

It's unclear if it's the same man seen on video both times, but each time the suspect is sitting in the passenger seat of the suspect vehicle, so more than one person is involved.

Lincoln Park police said they will be investigating. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 313-381-1800.