Viral video shows scofflaws vandalizing scooters, attacking random people in Detroit

click to enlarge Viral video shows scofflaws vandalizing scooters, attacking random people in Detroit

A viral video showing young scofflaws vandalizing rental scooters and attacking random people has caught the attention of the Detroit Police Department.

DPD posted the 40-second video on Twitter on Thursday night in search of victims.

“Detroit Police has been made aware of this video circulating on social media,” DPD tweeted. “If you have been a victim of assault, or malicious destruction of property please call your local precinct so we can conduct an investigation.”

The video, overlapped with electronic music, begins with troublemakers throwing Spin and Bird scooters into the Detroit River. The hellions also pushed scooters into people and a car.

More disturbingly, the scofflaws are shown slapping, pushing and punching seemingly random people downtown and in neighborhoods.

The video ends with the group throwing boxes from the roof of a downtown building.

“And this is why I don't go downtown!!” Paul Webster responded on twitter. Another twitter user, Mark, wrote, “Visit the beautiful Detroit waterfront and get run over by a scooter. Great PR.”

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling is an award-winning investigative journalist who operated Motor City Muckraker, an online news site devoted to exposing abuses of power and holding public officials accountable. Neavling also hosted Muckraker Report on 910AM from September 2017 to July 2018. Before launching Motor City Muckraker,...
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