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A 31-year-old man is facing felony charges after he was caught working on a stolen car that belonged to former Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson.
Darnell Eddie Smith, of Detroit, is charged with operating a chop shop and receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000, according to Wayne County authorities.
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Johnson, one of the best wide receivers in Lions history, reported his car stolen Sept. 22 while at a country club in the 40000 block of 8 Mile Road in Northville Township. An investigation involving the Detroit Police Commercial Auto Section led to a chop shop in the 13900 block of Penrod Street.
Officers on Tuesday saw Smith working on the stolen vehicle and he was arrested at the scene, authorities say.
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