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Police say Titus Young’s car was involved in two incidents before arrest

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Titus Young’s weekend arrest in San Clemente, Calif. came on the heels of two other alleged incidents linked to a car registered to him, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told PFT on Monday.

Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino told PFT a black Ford Mustang registered to Young was involved in a pair of incidents investigated by authorities on Friday, hours before Young was arrested in San Clemente on burglary, resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer charges.

According to Amormino, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 6 p.m. Friday regarding a person believed to be laying in a black Mustang in a driveway outside a home in San Clemente. County fire department personnel in an ambulance got to the scene first. When they arrived, the Mustang was leaving, and it almost hit the ambulance. Sheriff’s personnel searched for the person alleged to be driving the vehicle, but they could not find the person. After the first incident, the sheriff’s department was able to ascertain that the vehicle belonged to Young, Amormino said.

Then, at about 8 p.m. Friday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted regarding a person peering into cars, Amormino said, and a description of a car alleged to have been used in the incident was the black Mustang belonging to Young. Sheriff’s personnel, including a helicopter, searched for the person alleged to be looking into cars for about an hour, but the search did not turn up the person.

During the 8 p.m. incident, a description of the person alleged to be looking into the cars was given, Amormino said. The person was described to be wearing a burgundy undershirt, and the person described in the 8 p.m incident matched the description of the person involved in the Saturday morning incident in which Young was arrested on burglary and other charges in San Clemente.

The car registered to Young was found and impounded.

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66 Responses to “Police say Titus Young’s car was involved in two incidents before arrest”
  1. nyyjetsknicks says: May 13, 2013 6:10 PM

    You literally have to try to get in this much trouble. I feel like the first thought he has in the morning is “how can I get in trouble today”.

  2. deathonwings410 says: May 13, 2013 6:16 PM

    Wow, what a fall. From second round pick to soap on a rope.

  3. talkintrashallday says: May 13, 2013 6:17 PM

    this guy is already in the dumbarse hall of fame. a statue of him made from dog feces must be built in Detroit.

  4. miguelromerorhpat says: May 13, 2013 6:18 PM

    Titus the legend…

  5. axltcu says: May 13, 2013 6:19 PM

    I wonder if the Lions regret passing on Torrey Smith and Randall Cobb to draft this guy?

  6. shogunassasin30 says: May 13, 2013 6:20 PM

    He needs to be in a mental health institution. Oh sure he can go to jail and do his 5-10, but he’s going to come out and be much worse. Jail will only make him worse. Its a vicious cycle. We live in the greatest country in the world, but we have many flaws. Our justice system, and dealing with people with real mental health issues is one of them.

  7. hyzers says: May 13, 2013 6:20 PM

    “County fire department personnel in an ambulance got to the scene first. When they arrived, the Mustang was leaving, and it almost hit the ambulance. Sheriff’s personnel searched for the person alleged to be driving the vehicle, but they could not find the person.”

    Maybe he was in the car that drove off? Just a guess.

  8. unfkwthabl says: May 13, 2013 6:20 PM

    All that money and he rolls a mustang?

    was he trying to pick up high school girls or what?

  9. jakec4 says: May 13, 2013 6:22 PM

    A police helicopter for someone peering into cars? Waste of time, resources and money for a small fry criminal.

  10. shadowcell says: May 13, 2013 6:24 PM

    What a mess. For his son’s sake as much as his own, I hope this all winds up getting him straightened out. Football is probably over for him now in any form, but anything would be better than where he is now.

    Actually, now that I think about it, the Lions may have waited so long to cut him precisely because they were trying to help him, and when that didn’t work, they cut him.

  11. picksix401 says: May 13, 2013 6:25 PM

    and the plot thickens

  12. thegreatgabbert says: May 13, 2013 6:25 PM

    The epic tradgedy of Titus Makesuwannacuss continues to unfold.

  13. alohameansgoodbye says: May 13, 2013 6:26 PM

    Wait, they sent in a HELICOPTER to search for a suspect who was “peering into cars”? This is what people’s taxes are paying for?

    Anything better to do, sheriff’s dept.? Guess not.

    Wonder how much it costs to fly a police helicopter for about an hour.

  14. liontuss says: May 13, 2013 6:28 PM

    I spent and wasted 10 years avoiding doctors about my mental problem. Finally saw one after getting rushed to the hospital with a huge panic attack. Immediate diagnosis and fairly quick fix for my problem. I have been healthy for 20 years.

    The key was that I saw a doctor. I was unwilling, afraid and embarrassed to admit something wasn’t right in my head. The refusal to seek help is the number one problem. Believe me, I outright avoided help, and most people with a similar issue would say the same thing, even if we can’t even understand why. It is just how it is, to our determent.

    So, don’t get all huffy in your judgement of Titus when asking, “Why doesn’t he get help? He must know something is wrong!”. Keep my example in mind and understand that I would draw the same quick conclusion before I went through my ordeal.

    Of course, the non-clinical side of this whole thing might be that Titus is just a bad person with an insatiable ego.

  15. joenash72 says: May 13, 2013 6:28 PM

    The Ford family may want to bring him back to the Lions, he’s been getting that Ford Mustang into the news for days now.…

  16. vgferenzi says: May 13, 2013 6:29 PM

    Greatest contribution Young has made to the Lions has been making the rest of the team look like good citizens by comparison.

  17. bh83 says: May 13, 2013 6:30 PM


  18. zoellner25 says: May 13, 2013 6:31 PM

    Hate to say it, but this guy is gonna end up dead.

  19. thegreatgabbert says: May 13, 2013 6:31 PM

    Titus may be charged with one count of “laying low on a public street” and multiple counts of aggravated “peering into parked cars”, in addition to break and enter, and resisting arrest.

  20. captainwisdom8888 says: May 13, 2013 6:32 PM

    Whatever bright future this kid once had is looking pitch black right about now.

  21. linvillegorge says: May 13, 2013 6:32 PM

    This dude is definitely a future warden of the state.

  22. hatesycophants says: May 13, 2013 6:32 PM

    This guy’s an idiot. However, the law enforcement operation sounds like a giant cluster F. How do you expend such public resources to apprehend this d-bag? How much does it cost to dispatch a freaking chopper?

  23. jimmysee says: May 13, 2013 6:33 PM

    Drafting this guy in the first place is an enormous failure on many levels for the Loins organization. So how did he ever pass pre-draft inspection. Where’s the accountability in Detroit

  24. blahman64 says: May 13, 2013 6:37 PM

    Seems like it keeps getting worse and worse for Titus Young…

  25. calvinjohnsonjr says: May 13, 2013 6:39 PM

    He was trying to break some kind of arrest record.

  26. thesteelers says: May 13, 2013 6:41 PM

    I don’t think Brandon Marshall is the only NFL receiver with borderline personality disorder…

  27. thegreatgabbert says: May 13, 2013 6:42 PM

    Horrible time for Young, and he deserves sympathy, but all I can think of at the moment is that hot babe who played lead guitar for “Titus Andronicus”. Amy Klein.

  28. goldrush36 says: May 13, 2013 6:45 PM

    His bail was only set at $75K….. He will post bail and be re-arrested by Wednesday

  29. sfraider says: May 13, 2013 6:48 PM

    Calvin Johnson would never drive a Mustang

  30. skoobyfl says: May 13, 2013 6:48 PM

    This is going to be a tough arrest record to break.

  31. godevilsasu says: May 13, 2013 6:50 PM

    So his next attempted robbery will be fence jumping at the impound lot part 2!

    But in all seriousness, at this rate he’s going to wind up in prison or dead. I hope he finds help ASAP.

  32. aewing1 says: May 13, 2013 6:52 PM

    What a modern day outlaw this Titus Young has turned out to be.

  33. bubbamonkey100 says: May 13, 2013 6:53 PM

    He has mental issues, that is very plain to see. Lock him up before he hurts himself or others and get him some help.

    All I can think of his how it all ended for Chris Henry.

  34. lrfootball72 says: May 13, 2013 6:53 PM

    Not sure how big a county Orange County is but here in Baltimore police keep a helicopter up during weekend nights until about 3am. If its up and not on a call why not use it? THAT would be a waste of resources.

  35. misterdreamer119 says: May 13, 2013 6:55 PM

    Hes smoking crystal.

  36. matt2calvin says: May 13, 2013 6:56 PM

    How in the He!! did he get through Boise State?

    What kind of institution for higher learning will hide and protect such a nut job?

    Someone should be asking questions at BSU…

  37. aewing1 says: May 13, 2013 6:56 PM

    On another note I was at a family bbq this weekend and when this fine young man’s story came up in discussion my mother said, “What’s a Titus Young.”

  38. snakeman40 says: May 13, 2013 6:57 PM

    And the hits just keep on coming!!!!!!!!!!!

    This guy is the most complete waste of carbon/hydrogen/oxygen on this planet.

  39. sourdoughsam says: May 13, 2013 7:00 PM

    D-R-U-G-S. Of course, I’m speculating, but I’ve known enough drug addicts in my life and I have a hard time believing he just randomly went off the deep end when he had lots of talent and plenty of money. You didn’t hear stories like this when he was at Boise State and I would be willing to bet that drugs are a little more accessible in Detroit, Michigan or any part of California than in Boise, Idaho. The kid probably got himself hooked on something real bad. Hope I’m wrong, but with the direction his life has taken, there are zero positive possibilities as to why.

  40. bslice says: May 13, 2013 7:10 PM

    He is clearly on drugs. Look at his mugshot….

  41. peytonsneck18 says: May 13, 2013 7:12 PM

    maybe he thought the world was gonna end after last week, thats why he went on that crime spree…..

  42. dbones750 says: May 13, 2013 7:17 PM

    Grand theft auto, SR edition

  43. kevindoc593 says: May 13, 2013 7:23 PM

    well actually police helicopters are almost always flying around in high crime or traffic areas my neighbor is a pilot for the Broward Sheriffs dept. here in South Florida he flys choppers and airplanes here every day from morning to night he just flys around and dispatch calls in crimes and they surveil the area so its usually not a waste in that sense. now if you wanna argue wether having those things in the air all day is a waste of taxpayers money thats another issue all together but they budget for these things its not like they just wing it.

  44. melkipershero says: May 13, 2013 7:25 PM

    Hes smoking crystal.

    This was my first thought. I’ve seen first hand what meth does to people. It’s not pretty. Look at him.. skin and bones. It also makes good people do things like stealing. Now I’m sure sure I’d consider him a good person to begin with.. but he’s on crack or meth.

    About the Mustang.. people make fun of ex players of any sport for going broke. Him driving a Mustang was the smartest decesion he made. He signed for millions but it wasn’t a pile of cash. I’m sure he’s broke now though or else he wouldn’t be breaking in to houses.

  45. marauder6 says: May 13, 2013 7:25 PM

    I think it’s about time we start talking about players that are relevant to the sport. This guy isn’t worth the time or effort put in to read this rubbish!

  46. leftyman says: May 13, 2013 7:26 PM

    He needs to be locked up for his everyone’s safety, and also his own.

  47. jimmylions says: May 13, 2013 7:29 PM

    A number of people includes the Lions mgmt, friends, etc. have asked Titus Young to get help. The incidents over this past week show that this is a medical issue. Hopefully the court requires him to undergo a psych exam so that he can get some treatment. Once he gets started on the right meds … he could probably even play in the NFL again.

    As for the police helicopter and the person “peering into cars” … the police helicopter was sent out because there was a black man in San Clemente. It’s the OC, where spoiled rich white kids get away with murder (sometimes literally).

  48. bingobrown12 says: May 13, 2013 7:32 PM

    Seriously did this guy not have a record before the
    Lions drafted him?Warning signs?

  49. kd75 says: May 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    Put him in a house with Snookie a Kardashian and the Teen Mom and let the cameras roll.

  50. phinfan says: May 13, 2013 7:38 PM

    This guys P.R. is through the roof.

  51. PriorKnowledge says: May 13, 2013 7:51 PM

    there are 7 billion people in this world. we are not going extinct. we can do without this one.

  52. stevenwilliams2013 says: May 13, 2013 7:53 PM

    Wow it’s looks like it was a slow weekend for Titus.

  53. toybkshr says: May 13, 2013 7:59 PM

    And, they (the Lions) can’t even lay this one off on Matt Millen!

  54. grandpoopah says: May 13, 2013 8:03 PM

    This really sounds more like a guy with serious mental problems than just being a turd. I hope he gets psychiatric help.

  55. davisjosh20 says: May 13, 2013 8:14 PM

    as a recovering addict, I can say this with as much certainty as possible. this is addict behavior. and I never thought I would say these next words…..he is trying to out Marcus Vick Marcus Vick.

  56. noodlecbs says: May 13, 2013 8:33 PM

    Given he fact he went to Boise St. I figured he would be rolling in a Bronco instead of a Mustang, ala OJ. Oh the irony.

  57. tangysizzl says: May 13, 2013 8:38 PM

    The good news is theres enough evidence to support a not guilty by reason of insanity defense.

    And its WARD of the State in case you weren’t joking.

  58. saintsfan1111 says: May 13, 2013 9:35 PM

    He doesn’t need jail…he needs a strait jacket and rubber room.

  59. rajbais says: May 13, 2013 9:39 PM

    Maurice Clarett is even in shock.

    We just need to see what happens at his upcoming hearing(s).

    After that we need to see what he’s doing 5-7 years from now. He’s crashed so low we will never know if he’ll ever get back up.

    I can’t believe he went from underachieving in-house diva to possible future jailer.

    This is worse than Clarett, Pac Man, Tank Johnson, or Vick and this drop in Young’s life is even more hope crushing.

  60. mugsymagpie says: May 13, 2013 9:47 PM

    How do you go from being the number two wide receiver in Detroit across from Megatron to this? You can take the kid out of the ghetto but you cannot take the ghetto out of the kid!

  61. kenstabler says: May 13, 2013 10:26 PM

    This kid is either Bi-polar or just dumber than dumb. It’s a shame, but how could a team not see this side of him before they drafted him? Al Davis always liked Bi-polar players, but the last one cost him his last chance at a Super Bowl win.

  62. lou2730 says: May 13, 2013 11:01 PM

    Dude must be hard to spot at night when a chopper can’t find him. Did they check inside the neighborhood boats?

  63. karlpilkington says: May 13, 2013 11:29 PM

    I have seen quotes where his father says he needs help. Well why didnt he help him. I mean seriously. This guy just needs to be thrown in jail for couple years he will get all the help he needs in the pen.

  64. vietnambob2473 says: May 14, 2013 1:34 AM

    Being a Boise State fan, I loved watching Titus in college. All of that talent is being wasted. Never thought he would end up like this but its a classic example of money changing people.

  65. genericcommenter says: May 14, 2013 9:15 AM

    A lot of ignorant comments. “How did he get through Boise State?”

    Ever heard of John Nash? Ted Kaczynski?

    Mental illness onset at young adulthood is pretty common. It’s the most common age of onset for many. Plenty of people get through college, and many bright and/or otherwise functional people breakdown.

  66. steelerben says: May 15, 2013 8:51 AM

    How other than drugs does one go from leading a “normal” life with a very well paying job to, let’s be honest, a terrible petty criminal in a matter of weeks?

    I could see it being a case of him going off meds for a mental disorder he was previously being treated for causing such an epic collapse, but for it to just be the onset of a mental illness? I have my doubts about that.

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