Firefighters perused the debris for a scrapper who had become pinned in the debris.
Who are the scrappers? They are laid-off autoworkers, drug addicts, high school dropouts and others trying to get by.
In a city as broke as Detroit, it’s not often that Mayor Dave Bing has good news to report.
The money is quick and easy – and the metal market is booming, producing record profits for shady scrapyards and a modest living for scrappers.
Investigation: Thieves tear apart Packard Plant for scrap metal in broad daylight; neighbors at risk
Scrapping thieves have become alarmingly more daring and audacious as police have virtually ignored an organized scrapping operation that has sprung up at the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit.