Suspect surrenders with donuts after Michigan cops accept his Facebook challenge

Suspect surrenders with donuts after Michigan cops accept his Facebook challenge
A Michigan man promised to surrender to police and bring them donuts if a Facebook post got a 1,000 shares. He kept his word.. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Michigan man, who promised to surrender to police and bring a dozen donuts if their “next” Facebook post got 1,000 shares, kept his word.

Michael Martin Zaydel, who was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants, turned himself in on Monday, the New York Post reported. And he brought donuts.

Zaydel apparently knew he was being sought by police. The 21-year-old took to Facebook Oct. 6 to issue the challenge, which was happily accepted by the Redford Township Police Department.

“He promised us donuts! You know how much we love Donuts!” the police department wrote on Facebook.

As promised, Zaydel surrendered with a dozen donuts and a bagel in tow, according to a post on the Redford Township Police Department Facebook page.

Using the alias, Champagne Torino, Zaydel also promised to “pick up every piece of litter around all your public schools.”

In a separate post on Oct. 6, Sgt. Duane Gregg and Officer Jennifer Mansfield explained their reasoning behind the challenge, saying it was “fun” and “educational” at the same time, the New York Post said.

What did the challenge say?

What else?

Zaydel was jailed overnight and was expected to appear for a hearing Tuesday at the 17th District Court, police said. It’s not clear what charges he faced for his outstanding warrants or how long he had been wanted by police.

The police also thanked the community for its support.

How many times was the post shared?

As of Tuesday, the Facebook post had more than 4,400 shares and had racked up nearly 500 comments, according to the New York Post.

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