DETROIT (WWJ) – It appears that crime can strike at anyone in the city of Detroit, even a former police chief.
Stanley Knox tells Fox 2 News, he was mowing his lawn, when he was robbed at gunpoint:READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
“They stopped and asked if that was Curtis (street) down there … and I said, “yes,” then they started walking back toward me – then they speeded up, and with a gun in his hand. I was never afraid, I don’t know … what I was thinking about,” said the former police chief.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
“You hate for it to happen to you in the city, but it happens — in every city,” he said.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
Knox tried to fight off the robbers, but was knocked over. His gold necklace and bracelet were taken. Knox, who was Detroit’s police chief from 1991-1994, was not injured.