Pastor says police impostors invaded his Detroit home - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Pastor says police impostors invaded his Detroit home

Posted: Updated:
Pastor Steve Arthur says a group of men wearing T-shirts that read "police" broke into his Detroit home.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Pastor Steve Arthur says a group of men wearing T-shirts that read "police" broke into his Detroit home. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

"They said that they were the police and this was a raid and everyone get on the floor," said Pastor Steve Arthur.

It happened inside a home on Detroit's west side.  The pastor was asleep when he heard a group of men kick in his front door.

"By the time I got to them, they were already in the home," he said.

At first, the pastor actually thought they were police officers.

"They came in and I [saw] the 'police' on their shirts and uniform they [were] wearing and whatnot."

However, it became clear this was no raid.  It was a robbery.  The men tied up Pastor Arthur, his wife and their 17-year-old daughter.

"They went through the house and ransacking the house."

Arthur says the ordeal lasted for 15 minutes, then a friend stopped by the house in the midst of the robbery.

"They saw these [men] in the house, so they took off running and they called the police."

The real police came quickly, but the impostors got away.  The pastor believes they did not take anything and, thankfully, he and his family were not hurt, but as long as these men are on the streets, they could do this to someone else and their family may not be so lucky.

The pastor has a message for the men behind the attack.

"I pray for them and hope, hope that the law, that our mayor and our city council would get more involved and get these criminals off the street."

Again, these guys were wearing T-shirts that said "police" and they got away in a burgundy Chevy Impala.  If you have any information, call Detroit Police.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:46:19 GMT
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
  • Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:43:01 GMT
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
  • Recall: Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Recall: Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:36:39 GMT
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices