Charlie LeDuff, the WJBK-TV (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.
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. [continued below]....
.....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.A lawyer
identified as representing LeDuff in the matter also couldn't be
reached. The Free Press left a message with WJBK seeking comment.