Michael Alston

Colin Duerr

Local Filmmaker Releases Documentary on ‘Dreadlock Mike’

Quietly working on a documentary about the homeless people in Detroit, Colin had filmed and interviewed Dreadlock Mike a few years ago, and with the news of his death, he felt compelled to finish it. Colin edited it into a short-profiling documentary about Dreadlock Mike, telling the story and message of Michael Alston for the way he should be remembered.

CBS 62–08/12/2013

Funeral service for James Van Horn. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

“Eat ‘Em Up Tigers Guy” Remembered In Detroit

Detroit Tigers’ fans stopped by to pay final respects to a Detroit icon killed in a hit-and-run crash.


James Van Horn is seen in a video clip. (Credit: YouCaring.com)

Eat ‘Em Up Tigers Guy, Dreadlock Mike Confirmed Dead

Officials have positively identified two well-known Detroit homeless men killed in a hit-and-run accident.