What started as a welfare check on a 45-year-old Troy man in late February resulted in the man's arrest and criminal charges after he allegedly told Troy police officers "there's going to be a lot of dead cops" and was allegedly heard by witnesses as saying he would "shoot everyone in the (apartment) building."

At about 6:30 a.m., Troy police responded to an apartment on the 1000 block of Combermere, which is south of Maple and west of Rochester Road, for a welfare check on the man, Darrin Michael Thibert. 

Thibert told police that "vigilantes ransacked his apartment, assaulted him, and turned off his heat and power," which police couldn't find any evidence of.

Thibert called 911 again, again claiming his apartment had been ransacked, according to a Troy Police Department statement on the incident. 

Troy police made a second visit, during which Thibert allegedly "made multiple threatening statements," and said that "if this stuff continues on, there's going to be a lot of dead cops."

People who live in the building told police they heard Thibert cursing police and saying he would "shoot everyone in the building."

Troy police arrested Thibert and the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office charged him with false report or threat of terrorism, which is a felony. His bond was set at $75,000 and on Wednesday remained inside the Oakland County Jail. 


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