October 26, 2020
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Man arrested after being caught with car stolen from Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson

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.  



Calvin Johnson wearing a blue shirt: Aug 13, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) smiles during the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. The Lions beat the Jets 23-3. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


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Aug 13, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) smiles during the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. The Lions beat the Jets 23-3. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Officers on Tuesday saw Smith working on the stolen vehicle and he was arrested at the scene, authorities say.

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