Man Keeps Word to Cops Over Facebook Taunt

Michael Zaydel said he'd give up if 'wanted' post got 1K shares. He brought doughnuts
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 18, 2017 8:02 AM CDT
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This undated photo provided by the Redford Township Police Department shows Michael Zaydel.   (Redford Township Police Department via AP)

A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a suburban Detroit police station after his Facebook challenge was met—and he brought a dozen doughnuts for officers, as promised. The sweet gesture didn't help Michael Zaydel, however, per the AP. He still was sentenced to 39 days in jail Tuesday, a day after walking into the Redford Township police department. After police posted a "wanted" bulletin on Facebook, Zaydel promised to turn himself in if it received 1,000 shares, and he taunted police by saying he'd bring doughnuts with him. The threshold was easily met.

Sgt. Duane Gregg says Zaydel was arrested when he appeared Monday with a bag of doughnuts and a bagel. He told TV station WXYZ that "cops like doughnuts," and he wanted to reward them for any inconvenience. Gregg got the bagel. Did other officers eat the doughnuts? The sergeant says: "No comment." Zaydel had been wanted for a probation violation related to a DUI, along with other charges.

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