Man chains himself to piece of demo equipment

Posted at 6:18 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 18:18:48-05

A protest over the demolition of a garage led to a Southfield man chaining himself to a piece of demolition equipment.

It happened on Poinciana St. in Southfield and 7 Investigator Jonathan Carlson was there to catch it all.

The man was protesting a court order to tear down the garage between his home and another. The building was the subject of a dispute over who it belonged to.

Officers were called to the scene and used a bolt cutter to set the 52-year-old man free. He is in jail on obstruction of justice charges.