A Detroit-area man faces a variety of charges after nearly hitting a patrol car and telling police that singer Beyonce was waiting to meet him in New York, authorities said.
The man, 33, of Macomb Township, Mich., was detained early Sunday after driving in a “reckless manner” in a parking lot and nearly striking a parked patrol car, said police spokesman Vaughan Dumas.
The spokesman said police found a teddy bear and flowers that the man said were meant for the singer inside his car.
The man reportedly refused to leave his car when ordered and asked police for directions to Detroit before taking off again. He was arrested a few minutes later and charged with reckless driving, speeding, interfering with an officer, failure to obey an officer’s signal and failure to obey a stop sign.
The man was released on $5,000 bail and taken to a local hospital for observation, Dumas said.
The man told police he was going to meet Beyonce at the George Washington Bridge in New York, Dumas said.
“He didn’t threaten her or anything,” Dumas said. “It was just his claim that he was going to meet her.”