A Southfield-based law firm has posted dozens of banners on abandoned buildings in Detroit in search of big payouts.
Photographer Robert Monaghan captured this video showing the devastation caused by scrappers.
The ornamental, dome ceiling on the long-abandoned Eastown Theatre in Detroit has collapsed as scrappers continue to remove steel beams from the historic movie palace.
Deciding to convert resources to graffiti, scrapping and dumping isn’t easy for a police department already struggling to respond timely to violent crimes.
The unstable ceiling of the building is propped up with chemical containers.
When one of our photographers approached the scrappers to inquire about the illegal operation, they tried to run him over with a truck.
Scavengers are wreaking havoc for a small treasure of scrap metal.
A Grosse Pointe Park company closed the building and left behind bloody syringes, prescription pills, medical supplies and thousands of confidential medical records stacked from the floor to the ceiling.
Over the past two years, scrappers have grown bolder and more reckless, causing fires, tearing down buildings and trying to topple the enormous water tower.