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Wanted criminal offers to walk into police station and give officers free donuts in exchange for 1,000 Facebook shares

By Mason White 4:14 PM October 19, 2017
Michael Martin Zaydel surrenders to police
Michael Martin Zaydel surrenders to police
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A wanted criminal in Michigan, offered police officers a bizarre way to get him to surrender.

21-year-old Michael Martin Zaydel of Redford Township was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including for DUI and attempted assault and battery.

Police were looking to arrest him but he could not be found.

One day, Zaydel, who also goes by the name Champagne Torino, offered to surrender and walk into a police station along with free donuts for officers in exchange for 1,000 Facebook shares.

The Redford Township Police Department (RTPD) immediately accepted to challenge.

“Mr. Champagne Torino has issued us a challenge. If we can have this post shared 1,000 times, he will turn himself in to RTPD on his existing warrants, clean up blight on public school property, and bring us a dozen donuts. Donuts!!!! He promised us donuts! You know how much we love Donuts! Help us win this challenge and clean up blight in Redford at the same time! It’s as easy as a share of this post,” RTPD wrote on Facebook.

As soon as the Facebook post garnered 1,000 shares, Zaydel walked into the police station, carrying a dozen donuts and a bagel.

Redford Township Police Department (RTPT) wrote: “Mr. Zaydel. AKA Champagne Torino is in custody after walking into RTPD with a dozen donuts and one bagel!”

Police added: “This evening, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Zaydel made good on his promise to turn himself into RTPD for his outstanding warrants.

“He walked in on his own, and not only did he bring the donuts, he brought one bagel! We would again like to express our gratitude for the support of all who followed this, shared it, and left us positive feedback.”

Zaydel was sentenced to serve 39 days in prison.