Man loses Facebook bet with police, bring doughnuts to turn himself in

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REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a suburban Detroit police station – with a dozen doughnuts for officers.

The sweet gesture didn’t help Michael Zaydel. He still was sentenced to 39 days in jail Tuesday, a day after walking into the Redford Township police department.

Sgt. Duane Gregg says Zaydel had promised to turn himself in if a post on the department’s Facebook page was shared 1,000 times. The threshold was easily met.

WANTED WEDNESDAY:The Redford Township Police Department is seeking the publics assistance in locating Michael Martin…

Posted by Redford Township Police Department on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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.”

This evening at approximately 6:30 pm Michael Zaydel made good on his promise to turn himself in to RTPD for his…

Posted by Redford Township Police Department on Monday, October 16, 2017

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