TROY, MI – A 19-year old Detroit man was charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and theft after two separate incidents in Troy on Saturday.
On August 10th, 2019, at 7:32PM, Troy Police officers were called to Gran Castor located at 2950 W. Big Beaver Road, on report of a subject that was inside the business with three children attempting to sell candy to customers.
The General Manager of the business stated that this was the second time the subject had done this and when asked to leave this time, became aggressive and threatened to fight him before leaving. The responding officers located the subject, identified as 19 year old Davion Mitchell, of Detroit, and the children walking westbound on E. Big Beaver Road near Livernois Avenue.
The officers spoke with Mitchell who did not have a permit to solicit within the City of Troy. He was issued a Misdemeanor Citation of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Solicitation without a Permit. He and the children were released from the scene.
Then at 9:46PM officers were called to Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse located 301 W. Big Beaver Road, on report of a subject and three children attempting to sell candy to customers. When confronted by management, they agreed to leave but utilized the business’ bathroom.
While the subjects were inside the bathroom, the hostess discovered her purse was missing from her work area. An employee walked into the bathroom and noted suspicious activity in one of the bathroom stalls by the adult while the children stood outside the stall. The suspect quickly left the bathroom and ran across W. Big Beaver Road. Found inside one of the stall was the hostess’ purse which was now missing approximately $40. Officers arrived to find the subjects still in the area and arrested 19 year old Davion Mitchell, from Detroit, charging him with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Solicitation without a Permit, and Larceny in a Building.
The children, ages 10, 10, and 9, admitted that they do not play football which they purported to prospective customers and explained that the money they raised actually went to the 19 year old man who would pay them to sell the candy.
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