Free Tigh Croff ... "absolutely"

We don't know Tigh Croff. We've never been to Detroit. But from where we stand, Mr. Croff has more sense in cleaning the streets of human vermin than a lot of people:


Tigh Croff’s home in Detroit had been broken into three times in the last week.

So when he found two men in his backyard on the block of Manistique at 12:30 a.m. Monday, the east-side resident — who is licensed to carry a gun — gave chase, Detroit police said.

One man got away. The other stopped running, turned around, put his hands up and, according to a police source, taunted the 31-year-old homeowner.

“What are you going to do?” Herbert Silas of Detroit reportedly asked, his hands still in the air. “Shoot me?”

“Absolutely,” Croff told investigators he replied before pulling the trigger, the source said. Silas was hit once in the chest, killing him.


For attemping to clean up the streets, Croff was charged with second-degree murder, which we think is about as outrageous as it gets. In the Blogland, you break into a home, you take your chances. Perhaps the fate of Mr. Silas will serve as a deterrent to other aspiring criminals.

In an age where we're supposed to tolerate and "understand" street punks instead of getting them off the streets and putting some on death row, Mr. Croff is entitled to some understanding as well - and a community service award.

We can only hope that Mr. Croff, after having been victimized four times in a week by criminals, will not be further victimized by a failing judicial system.

4 Response to "Free Tigh Croff ... "absolutely""

  1. Anonymous 4/1/10 18:12
    Free Tigh Croff! Bring in the man that got away. The Idea place for charges,being that he and Silas had the crimnal intent.
  2. Anonymous 6/1/10 23:28
    I see it pretty clear-cut. Defending your home is one thing, and if this homeowner had shot these men where they stood, on his property, that would be a different story... But chasing down an unarmed man and killing him (burglar or not), is murder. His mistake, then, is that he did not drag the man's body back into his yard.
  3. Rick "9mm" Ector 9/1/10 21:14
    I don't believe you have all of the story. I wrote a blog post explaining why I think he is being rail-roaded. Read it and let me know your thoughts.

    http://detroitcpl.blogspot.com/2010/01/tigh-croff-tragic-hero-or-urban.html
  4. Rick "9mm" Ector 9/1/10 21:15
    I don't believe you have all of the story. I wrote a blog post explaining why I think he is being rail-roaded. Read it and let me know your thoughts.

    http://detroitcpl.blogspot.com/2010/01/tigh-croff-tragic-hero-or-urban.html

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