Pastor Winans’ late model luxury Infiniti QX56 SUV was also found next to an abandoned property. Police said that the vehicle had not been damaged and appeared to be in good condition.
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According to Pastor Winans, who is the leader of the 4,500 member Perfecting Church in Detroit, and who also gave the eulogy for songstress Whitney Houston last February in New Jersey, he was accosted by “three or four youths” during the carjacking. Pastor Winans alleges that he was punched, kicked and flung to the ground during the robbery. The thieves made off with a $15,000 Rolex diamond and gold-encrusted watch, his vehicle, iPhone, Louis Vuitton wallet, $200 in cash and a gold metallic briefcase.
The thieves also ripped parts of the minister’s clothing as they tried to rob him of his jewelry and wallet.
Luckily, Pastor Winans only sustained a bump and a few scrapes. He also told police that no weapons were used during the robbery attempt.
Regarding the two youths whom police have identified, they have submitted a warrant request to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Authorities have not released any further information on the other youths at large.
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.