Man on Crutches Tries to Break Into Kid Rock’s Michigan Home

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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A Detroit man was arrested Saturday morning after attempting to rob Kid Rock’s Michigan home.

The 43-year-old used a van to smash through Kid Rock’s gate in Clarkston, north of Detroit, on Wednesday. Surveillance footage showed the would-be robber was on crutches and failed to actually get inside of the lakefront home.

Kid Rock said the man was lucky he wasn’t at home at the time of the attempted burglary.

"Thank God I was not on the property at the time of this attempted break in," Kid Rock wrote on his website. "I am an avid hunter and marksman and I will not hesitate to shoot anyone who has myself or family in fear for our lives. I take the invasion of my personal space very seriously regardless of who you are."

He posted a reward of $5,000 for any information leading to the man’s arrest.

Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said the police received two valuable tips which led to the man’s arrest. Both he and the white van used to break through the home’s gate are now in police custody. The suspect will be arraigned on Monday.

Sources: NY Post, CNN