Kid Rock Sends Message to Burglars After Home Invasion: ‘I Would Not Hesitate to Shoot’
On Wednesday (July 31), Kid Rock‘s home in Michigan was burglarized, and the sometimes country singer had no problem publicly dishing out the surveillance photos — and a serious warning to any would-be burglars.
Thanks to Rock’s security system, it was relatively easy to see the man, who rammed the driveway gate open with a white van and was shown walking on crutches on the rocker’s property, according to Loudwire. Although the suspect tried to gain entry into the home, he was not successful.
He also wasn’t successful in getting away with the criminal act, because after Rock’s home was invaded, the ‘Rebel Soul’ singer took to the internet, posting a blog on his website titled ‘Don’t Mess With a Mother Fu– Like Me.’
In the blog post, Rock gave a detailed description of the trespasser. “Suspect wanted for trespassing, destruction of property and attempted home invasion in Clarkston, MI. Please help the Oakland County Sheriff identify and capture this man,” the statement reads. “White male. Late 40’s – early 50’s. Receding hairline. Mustache. Sideburns. Smoker. May have crutches. Last seen in the area of M-15 (Ortonville Rd) and Hubbard (just north of I-75) Wednesday afternoon, July 31, 2013 around 4:15pm.”
Rock added pointedly, “Thank God I was not on the property at the time of this attempted break in. 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 and YES, I do profile people. I am currently profiling any balding white male on crutches driving a white creeper van. Please contact the Oakland County Sheriff Tip Line at 1.800.773.2587 with any information on this jacka–. I am offering a $5K reward for any information leading to his arrest.”
Rock’s plea for help worked — the police found the man and arrested him on Saturday (August 3) after the blog was posted and two people revealed the criminal’s identity to authorities, according to the New York Daily News. The suspect is being held at a county jail and is likely to be arraigned Monday (August 5).
Hopefully, with Rock’s very clear message, he won’t have to deal with this again. The singer is currently on his $20 Best Night Ever Tour, which gives fans a fantastic show, discounted food and beverage prices, and free coffee. Although he’s generous to his fans, Rock is not generous with his home goods — and for good reason.