Men say they're not dumping when caught on video

Posted at 5:54 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 17:54:44-05

A camera crusader was on patrol in his Brightmoor neighborhood when he came across a truck with a trailer parked in the driveway of a vacant house. 

Instead of driving by, Jonathan Pommerville grabbed his camera and began recording as he approached the men. 

When asked if they were dumping, the men immediately said no. They live in the neighborhood and weren't dumping, but cleaning up the trash someone else dumped.

Mail in the trash indicated the debris came from a house on Faust Street.  7 Action News visited the home, and discovered it cleared out and boarded up with a for sale sign. 

When the owner was contacted, 7 Action News was told a company was hired to legally clear out the house after the previous owner passed away. Detroit police are investigating.

Click on the video player to watch Ronnie Dahl's full report.

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You can report illegal scrapping, illegal dumping or graffiti by calling the Detroit Police tip line, 313-235-4359 or by emailing

Pommerville has gained a following on social media through his YouTube channel, Fochnut. He shames people doing dirty deeds in his neighborhood.