Criminals break into Detroit police cars that were parked in police precinct parking lot
The tough times in Detroit, Michigan continue, and this time not even their police department is safe. Late Monday evening, some still unidentified people cut a hole in a fence surrounding the Detroit Police Department’s 6th Precinct . They went up to four different police cars and smashed their windows open. As WJBK FOX 2 Detroit reports, maybe the only silver lining in all of this was that nothing was actually stolen.It's pretty humorous that four cars were broken into. I would imagine that they were in and out of the cars fairly quickly, because I would hope that smashing windows would draw a fair amount of attention. They appear to have been searching for firearms, and it doesn't appear that they found any (at least none the police would admit to).
WJBK notes that the perpetrators declined to steal any of the expensive radio equipment in the cars. This leads police to believe that they were in search of guns in trunks. Detroit Police Deputy Chief Nene Hall points out, however, their weapons are not just left in car trunks. So that’s good. The Detroit News writes that police are reviewing surveillance camera footage, and do not have a description of the suspects – yet.
What does it say about the mindset of a crook that would break into a police car that was sitting at the police station? To me, it sends two distinct messages. First, these are desperate people. Taking that kind of risk for what turned out to be no payoff whatsoever is a hallmark of a desperate person. Secondly, this is a criminal population that does not in the slightest fear the police force or the criminal justice system. That's a bad thing.
Hopefully, they'll catch the people responsible and bring them to just- aw, wait, who am I kidding?
That is all.