Passports stolen when cars vandalized during Detroit Lions game

DETROIT – Some football fans traveled for several hours Sunday to see the Lions lose to the Cowboys at Ford Field.

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Two groups of friends were disappointed with how their trip to Detroit had come to an end. One group from Toronto and another from Kalamazoo discovered their vehicles had been broken into during the game.

Their vehicles were parked side-by-side.

“I don’t even understand,” said Anthony Smith, visiting from Kalamazoo. “I’m so mad.”

“It’s kind of sad,” said Julio Pena, visiting from Toronto. “We’re here as tourists trying to have a good time and it’s not fun.”

Making matters worse for them -- along with their laptops, their passports were also stolen.

“The plan is to file a police report and get back to the border and cross over,” Pena said.

Both drivers paid $20 to park at the lot.

While the friends from Kalamazoo were making plans on getting back, the other group went straight to the police.

“We have got to drive for four hours to Toronto,” Pena said. “We’re going to try make it home on time and forget about it, I guess.”

The visitors from Toronto were able to cross into Canada safely Sunday night.

The investigation is ongoing. Police are urging residents to not leave bags or belongings in a vehicle where they can be seen.

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