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Detroit man drinks stolen beer in front of drugstore clerk to get arrested on purpose

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 11:32:35-05

WYANDOTTE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Are you ready for this one?

Wyandotte Police say that they've had a number of strange incidents in the past week, but this one is a "personal favorite."

Police say a Detroit man with a Wyandotte warrant wanted to turn himself in, but the police department said they didn't have a judge available and to turn himself in the next day because it was a minor defense.

The man reportedly walked out of the lobby and straight to Rite Aid where he grabbed a tall boy beer and walked up to the counter. He then drank it in front of the clerk.

Police say he never offered payment and told the clerk to call the police because he wanted to get arrested. He then waited for police to arrive and demanded to be arrested.