Man Loses Facebook Bet With Michigan Police, Turns Himself In With Doughnuts in Hand - NBC Chicago

Man Loses Facebook Bet With Michigan Police, Turns Himself In With Doughnuts in Hand

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    Man Loses Facebook Bet With Michigan Police, Turns Himself In With Doughnuts in Hand
    Redford Township Police Department

    A wanted man made a bet with Michigan police, lost and subsequently turned himself in with doughnuts in hand.

    Michael Zaydel, who goes by Champagne Torino on Facebook, had numerous misdemeanor warrants out for his arrests in multiple jurisdictions, police said.

    The 21-year-old, who had been the subject of the Redford Township Police Department’s “Wanted Wednesday” Facebook post this month, wrote on social media that if the RTPD’s next Facebook post got 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in “along with a dozen doughnuts.”

    “And that’s a promise,” he wrote. “And I’ll pick up every piece of litter around all your public schools let’s see if you can get those shares.”

    Well, the department accepted the challenge, and went on to get 1,000 shares – more than four times.

    “As you can see below, if we can have this post SHARED 1000 times, he will turn himself in to RTPD on his existing warrants, clean up blight on public school property, and bring us a dozen donuts. Donuts!!!! He promised us donuts! You know how much we love Donuts!,” the department wrote on its page earlier this month. “Help us win this challenge and clean up blght [sic] in Redford at the same time! It's as easy as a SHARE of this post.”

    Their post has since been shared more than 4,500 times and Zaydel kept his word.

    On Monday evening, the 21-year-old “walked in on his own” with a container full of doughnuts, and one bagel.

    “We would again like to express our gratitude for the support of all who followed this, shared it, and left us positive feedback,” the department wrote.

    Zaydel was scheduled to have a hearing in 17th District Court Tuesday.

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