POLICE: Man Tried To Get Lawnmower By Faking Death Story

Authorities say a Michigan man tried get a business owner to give him a free lawn mower by pretending to be the father of a girl killed in a crash.

David Randazzo of Roseville has been charged with a false pretenses count.

Four youths ages 15 to 19 were killed March 16 when their car was crushed by a van in Roseville, near Detroit. Police say the van driver's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, and she has been charged with murder.

Clinton Township police Detective Capt. Richard Maierle says Randazzo, age 53, tried to get the mower from a lawn equipment business. The owner called police because he knew a fund for the victims' families had been set up.

A message was left Thursday at a telephone listing for Randazzo.


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  • by ace Location: plymouth on May 10, 2009 at 04:38 AM
    The government has probably been giving him free food, welfare, free health care and everything else. Why would he want to spend his hard earned free money for a mower. Everything else has probablly been free so why not try and get a free mower.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on May 9, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    He just needs a good whipping.A sorry excuse for a human.
  • by Worried about people these days. on May 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    First of all who would give anyone free stuff because of a death in the family? It's rude to even ask for free things. The person going around asking is a lunatic thinking that is propper, and they could get away with it. The most a person in the world is required or asked to give to a family of a death victim is bring over food, and or help with things around the home. Giving a person a lawn mower? THis man must have been just nuts.
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