Motown Reporter in Drunken Brawl


Charlie LeDuff, the WJBK-TV (Detroit Channel 2) reporter known for bizarre stunts such as eating cat food on air, showering next to Detroit political consultant Sam Riddle at a downtown gym while interviewing him and timing officers' response to a home break-in while taking a bath, has found himself the subject of a police report.

The Detroit Free Press reports that witnesses say LeDuff was intoxicated Sunday when he got into a brawl during Corktown's St. Patrick's Parade after urinating in public on a street near Brooklyn Street and Michigan Avenue, according to the Detroit police report.

A man said he saw LeDuff, convinced him to take a seat and offered him water, the police report said.

The man, whom the police report indentified as Sunny Miller, 54, of Detroit, then called WJBK to tell them about LeDuff. Miller was working security, according to a broadcast report.

Miller told police he then heard LeDuff arguing with three women whom LeDuff called "whores," the report said, and when others confronted him, a huge fight broke out, according to the report.

Miller tried to separate LeDuff from the group of people with whom he had been fighting, and LeDuff then bit Miller's left index finger, breaking the skin, the report said.

An officer was flagged down and saw bite marks on Miller's finger, the report said.

Miller declined to comment Tuesday night.

LeDuff was cited for aggravated assault, according to the police report. He couldn't immediately be reached for comment Tuesday but acknowledged to WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) that the incident took place.