FYI, Don't Call 911 If You're Too Drunk Because You'll Get Arrested

You know how every year around New Year's (or Thanksgiving), people circulate a AAA number saying that if you call it, they'll give you a ride home? That's usually not true. Another number you shouldn't call? 911, because police won't give you a ride, either — except to the police station. » 4/08/14 12:35pm 4/08/14 12:35pm

Guy Robs Banks With Machine Gun, Takes Selfies With Gun, Gets Arrested

For as much crap as L. Brooks Patterson has been talking about Detroit, there's been a lot of weird shit going down in Oakland County as of late. The latest is a bank robber arrested after police matched his weapon of choice with a recent selfie. » 3/11/14 6:34pm 3/11/14 6:34pm

Guy Robs Neighbor, Does TV Interview About Neighbor, Gets Arrested

Not sure if you can add this to the growing list of WDIV's screw-ups, but it sure is an interesting blunder. Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing and shooting his neighbor, but earlier the suspect was interviewed about the incident he's accused of orchestrating. » 2/17/14 9:51am 2/17/14 9:51am

Police Looking For Another Metro Detroit Freeway Shooter

Two years ago, a man was charged with terrorizing the I-96 corridor between Oakland and Livingston counties after shooting into cars going up and down the freeway. Now police are looking for another possible shooter, this time targeting drivers on M-59 in northern Oakland County. » 2/15/14 3:59pm 2/15/14 3:59pm

This Amphibious Tank-Yacht Might Save Your Life One Day

I'm all for a local success story, so this is pretty big. Gibbs Amphitrucks, a small manufacturer in Auburn Hills, is partnering with a Singaporean manufacturer to mass-produce Humdingas, a half-car, half-boat used for emergency transport and disaster relief. But they look amazing, and we can't wait to drive one for… » 2/13/14 3:51pm 2/13/14 3:51pm

Here's How To Enjoy Yourself In Detroit During The Auto Show

Are you a journalist who wants real food instead of three days of catered bullshit? Or are you a visiting enthusiast who wants to have a good time in Detroit without being robbed? If you're in town for NAIAS, here's an honest guide to having fun outside of Cobo Hall — besides meeting the Jalopnik staff, of course. » 1/08/14 11:17am 1/08/14 11:17am

Here's How The SRT Viper Is Painted By Hand In An Old Kmart

Just a few miles away from Chrysler's headquarters in Auburn Hills is a small team of painters who take each body panel of the SRT Viper and puts them through an hours-long painting process on par with techniques used for supercars around the world. » 10/25/13 4:43pm 10/25/13 4:43pm

The AEV Brute Double Cab Is The Jeep Pickup You Always Wanted

We've written a lot about American Expedition Vehicles here, so when we were offered a little seat time in the Brute Double Cab, a converted Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, of course we jumped on the chance. A Jeep truck, like stuffed crust pizza and Thursday Night Football, just makes sense. » 10/23/13 12:30pm 10/23/13 12:30pm

Detroit's 'Giant Cat' Shot And Killed, We're All To Blame For This [UPDATE]

"Chum," the unusually large cat seen roaming around Detroit's northeast side, was shot and killed, the Detroit Free Press reports this morning. Welcome to your new clusterfuck of animal affection, defense of self of property and a further muddling of the image of a troubled city's residents. » 8/27/13 12:27pm 8/27/13 12:27pm

Federal Appeals Court Shoots Down Michigan's Panhandling Law

A federal appeals court ruled today that a 1929 Michigan law prohibiting panhandling in public spaces is unconstitutional, saying the legislation "simply bans an entire category of activity that the First Amendment protects," The Detroit News reports.
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AWOL Detroit Councilman Charles Pugh Is In NYC, Specifically Harlem

An alert tipster passes along word to Jalopnik Detroit that Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, who has not been seen in the city since June but was last spotted in Seattle, is currently roaming about New York City. » 8/10/13 9:38am 8/10/13 9:38am

Veteran Drives Through Neighborhood Firing Truck-Mounted Machine Gun

A man in the Detroit suburbs went full-on 'MURICA! over Independence Day weekend by pulling out some sort of armor-plated military vehicle with a machine gun attached and began firing shots while driving through the streets. » 7/10/13 11:11am 7/10/13 11:11am