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Man Makes Death Threats, Banned from Highland Car Dealer

The following information was supplied by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, Highland substation. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

A 52-year-old Milford resident was banned from Jay Chevrolet in Highland after the man made death threats to employees, a report with the Oakland County Sheriff's Deputies states.

According to the report, the man called the dealership on Aug. 15 to inquire about having work done on his truck. After the dealership informed the man that his truck was not under warranty, the man got angry.

The report states that the man told two different employees that he was going to get a gun and kill "a bunch of (expletive)," he then said he was going to kill himself.

Police responded to the man's home and he was told he was prohibited from calling or going to the dealership. Police did note that the man said he was sorry, and wished to apologize to the dealership.

Woman injured in crash

A 58-year-old Milford resident is recovering from an accident that occurred on Aug. 14 at Cooley Lake Road and Duck Lake Road in Highland, according to police.

According to the report, the woman was attempting to pass three vehicles in a passing zone when one of the cars she was passing pulled into her lane attempting to also pass a car.

That car, driven by a 24-year-old from Commerce, struck the Milford woman's car causing it to leave the roadway and strike a tree.

When officers arrived on the scene they found several cars pulled over, and an off-duty Oakland County Deputy from Commerce near the vehicle. The off-duty officer and several witnesses were comforting the Milford woman who was trapped in her car, the report states.

The woman was removed from the car and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. She suffered several broken bones, including a severely broken ankle.

The accident investigation has concluded, and deputies have submitted the file to the Oakland County Prosecutor's office for review.

For questions about this crime report, email brooke.meier@patch.com.

Danielle Smith August 23, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I dont condone the mans behavior but that dealership must tick off an awful lot of people, I have been up there many times for issues with my own car (purchased from there) and on two different occasions there were others up there complaining very loudly and one was threatening Jay himself. I will never purchase another car from there again.

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