Pastor says police impostors invaded his Detroit home - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.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>>

  • Dealing with parental separation anxiety

    Dealing with parental separation anxiety

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:53:27 GMT
    While many think of children when it comes to separation anxiety, it can be as bad or worse for parents.In particular, separation anxiety hits hardest for parents sending their kids off to college.
    While many think of children when it comes to separation anxiety, it can be as bad or worse for parents.In particular, separation anxiety hits hardest for parents sending their kids off to college.
  • Victims shot and killed on Detroit's west side identified

    Victims shot and killed on Detroit's west side identified

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:19 GMT
    Two families are grieving after the bodies of a young man and woman were found in the street Sunday morning on Detroit's west side. Both were shot and killed.
    Two families are grieving after the bodies of a young man and woman were found in the street Sunday morning on Detroit's west side. Both were shot and killed.
  • Two hospitalized after crashing stolen Corvette in police chase

    Two hospitalized after crashing stolen Corvette in police chase

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:50:55 GMT
    Two men are sent to the hospital after crashing their corvette in Hamtramck. In addition to their injuries, they may be facing serious charges including grand theft auto.
    Two men are sent to the hospital after crashing their corvette in Hamtramck. In addition to their injuries, they may be facing serious charges including grand theft auto.
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 | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices