Police arrested a man who attempted to break into musician Kid Rock’s Detroit-area home.
The 43-year-old man was seen on security cameras Wednesday afternoon, ramming the gate to Kid Rock’s Clarkston property with his white van. He then exited his van and tried, but failed, to break into the property, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The man was on crutches.
On Friday, Kid Rock, born Robert Ritchie, wrote on his website that he would be offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information that could lead to the perpetrator's arrest. Authorities, however, did not seem to think the culprit would be hard to find.
“Clearly, the combination of this vehicle and the person on crutches driving it should make it fairly obvious to someone who knows this individual,” said Oakland County Sheriff Michael McCabe in a press release.
The man was arrested at his home in Independence Township, Mich., on Saturday morning -- his 1994 white Ford van parked in the driveway.
Authorities said the arrest came after recieving two tips but did not say if the individuals who provided these tips received the reward from Kid Rock.
In the post on his website, the musician made it clear that he does not take security lightly and warned, “I am an avid hunter and marksman and I will not hesitate to shoot anyone who has myself or family in fear for our lives.”
An arraignment will likely take place Monday. The man is meanwhile being held at the Oakland County Jail.
First published August 3 2013, 12:42 PM