WYANDOTTE — A guest overstaying his welcome was taken into custody for disturbing the peace at 12:05 a.m. Aug. 11 when he refused to leave quietly and continued to shout profanities at police officers, despite their repeated attempts to de-escalate the situation.
A resident in the 400 block of Ford Avenue requested help when the man, who had a 6-year-old child with him, refused to leave. Because of the child, the officers tried to defuse the situation, and offered them both a ride to their Detroit residence.
However, the 34-year-old Detroit man would not calm down, and became louder and angrier, and nearby residents were becoming increasingly aware of and were witnessing the disturbance.
The police officers finally took the man into custody, and the complainant agreed to care for the child while the man was being held.
Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton said that after reviewing the body camera footage, he was impressed by the police officers’ patience.
“This man should have been arrested long before he was, but the officers were affected by the presence of the small child,” he said. “The conduct of the father was disheartening. What a terrible example for a child at such an impressionable age.”