Suspected bike thief arrested after being recognized at Ferndale restaurant

Man might be responsible for multiple bike thefts in area


FERNDALE, Mich. – A 36-year-old suspected bike thief was arrested early Wednesday morning after an employee of a Ferndale restaurant recognized him from a news report, police said. 

Police released a surveillance picture of the man 24 hours early, saying he was wanted in connection to several bike thefts in the Ferndale, Hazel Park and Royal Oak areas. 

An employee at Como's restaurant recognized the man and called police. 

Police said the employee told them the man regularly showed up to the restaurant near closing time to ask for leftover food. 

More information on the man will be released when he is charged.