Woman Sues "Drive" For Not Having Enough Driving

Woman Sues "Drive" For Not Having Enough Driving

A woman has filed a lawsuit against the movie Drive because she felt the moving didn’t have enough driving in it relative to what was promised in the movie trailer. [More]

Detroit Bureau Uses Money Meant To Feed Poor To Buy $314
Trash Cans

Detroit Bureau Uses Money Meant To Feed Poor To Buy $314 Trash Cans

Three stainless-steel trash cans with motion-activated sensor lids: $314.93 each. A 500-lb capacity ottoman for the cafeteria: $469. Mahogany-finished conference room table: $3,000. The line items sound extravagant enough on their own. When you learn that they were to makeover a Detroit city office that handles the federal money for feeding and clothing the poor, and the credenzas and sofas and such came out of that money, it’s time to get livid. [More]

More Chrysler Workers Suspended For Drinking During Work Hours

More Chrysler Workers Suspended For Drinking During Work Hours

For the second time in less than a year, workers on Chrysler manufacturing lines have been caught on camera — and subsequently suspended for — drinking (and possibly smoking a controlled substance) during work hours. [More]

High Gas Prices Aren't Giving The Blues To Motown Car Makers

High Gas Prices Aren't Giving The Blues To Motown Car Makers

When gas hit $4 a gallon in 2008, Detroit’s Big Three auto makers took it on the chin as American demand for big, fuel-thirsty SUVs and trucks suddenly disappeared. But even with gas prices again hovering north of $4, American car companies are whistling a much happier tune–all the way to the bank. [More]

Toyota Announces Lower Production Until November

Toyota Announces Lower Production Until November

Toyota says it will take until the end of the year before post-quake production levels return to normal. [More]

Detroit Loses 25% Of Population In A Decade

Detroit Loses 25% Of Population In A Decade

The rallying cry of “Detroit, What?” may have to be changed to “Detroit, Who?” following US Census results that show the Motor City has lost 25% of its population from 2000 to 2010. [More]

Bank Of America Donating 10 Homes To Detroit To Attract Cops To Live In The City

Bank Of America Donating 10 Homes To Detroit To Attract Cops To Live In The City

If there’s one thing — aside from general ineptitude — that Bank of America’s mortgage division has a surplus of, it’s abandoned and foreclosed properties. Meanwhile, the city of Detroit has a lack of police officers living within city limits. Now the city will have 10 more houses for cops to live in and BofA will have 10 fewer buildings they can’t unload. [More]

Detroit Mayor Offers $1,000 Homes To Cops, Firemen

Detroit Mayor Offers $1,000 Homes To Cops, Firemen

In a bold offer that speaks volumes about Detroit’s housing market as well as its state of public safety, the city’s mayor has offered to provide homes for as little as $1,000 to police and firefighters. [More]

PCRM Asks Detroit Mayor To Issue Moratorium On New Fast Food Restaurants

PCRM Asks Detroit Mayor To Issue Moratorium On New Fast Food Restaurants

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the group behind that TV ad equating Big Macs with death, is continuing its war on the fast food industry, asking the mayor of Detroit to stop the proliferation of fast food eateries within city limits. [More]

Burger King Customer Dies After Being Punched In Face By Employee

Burger King Customer Dies After Being Punched In Face By Employee

Earlier today, a fight broke out between an employee at a Detroit Burger King and a 67-year-old customer. In the end, one man was behind bars and the other was dead. [More]

Mom Arrested For Faking Kid's Leukemia To Scam Donations

Mom Arrested For Faking Kid's Leukemia To Scam Donations

A Detroit-area mother was arraigned this weekend on charges that she had faked her 12-year old son having leukemia to scam for donations. She shaved his head and eyebrows, drugged him with opiates in his apple sauce, and started posting Facebook updates about his condition and her need for help paying his medical bills. [More]

"New" Sprint Phone Pre-Loaded With Porn

"New" Sprint Phone Pre-Loaded With Porn

A Detroit woman is saying “What?!” after buying a supposedly new Sprint phone that had an unwanted free feature: it already had several X-rated porno videos on it. [More]

Detroit Moving Police & Fire Depts. Into Empty Casino

Detroit Moving Police & Fire Depts. Into Empty Casino

There are a lot of empty buildings in the Detroit area, but the beleaguered city’s mayor announced today that he’s found the perfect vacant space to house HQs for both the city’s police and fire departments — the old MGM Grand Detroit casino. [More]

Missing Some Mail From The Early '90s? There's A Shed That Might Interest You

Missing Some Mail From The Early '90s? There's A Shed That Might Interest You

The AP says that thousands of pieces of undelivered mail from the early ’90s were recently found in a shed in Michigan, and a ex-mail carrier is now charged with stealing mail — the punishment for which is up to 5 years in prison. [More]

Why Did The Strip Club Throw Me In Jail For Not Giving A Thumbprint?

Why Did The Strip Club Throw Me In Jail For Not Giving A Thumbprint?

Going from strip poles to iron bars in one night, a Consumerist reader says he got tossed in jail when he refused to give a strip club his thumbprint. Their ATM was broken so he had to pay his tab using a credit card cash advance. The club demanded a thumbprint and he refused, so cops that were already there threw him in jail. Was this legal? [More]

Detroit Airport Wants Passengers To Stop Showing Up So #%&*@$ Early

Detroit Airport Wants Passengers To Stop Showing Up So #%&*@$ Early

There’s a downside to media reports of airport mayhem. In Detroit, destination of the flight on which a failed alleged terrorist attack took place on Christmas Day, passengers expect additional security screening and are showing up early. Too early. Early enough that they’re screwing up the entire flight schedule. [More]

Target Calls Cops On Breastfeeding Shoppers

Target Calls Cops On Breastfeeding Shoppers

The AP says that police were called when Target employees tried to throw a couple out of the store because the woman was breastfeeding in the electronics aisle. The husband, a Detroit police officer, says they were told by the security guard that the act was “against the law.” [More]

Some Ford Cars Are Reliable, Actually Worth Buying

Some Ford Cars Are Reliable, Actually Worth Buying

Several Ford cars are among the world’s most reliable vehicles, according to the latest annual car reliability survey from Consumer Reports.