CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — Police weren’t surprised last week when an after-work party between a female strip club worker and her part-time paramour drifted into cocaine use and threats of gunplay.
One officer likened the couple to a train wreck.
Prosecutors intend to put them on track.
The party, early Sunday, Feb. 2, began in downtown Detroit and ended about 7 a.m. at the 36-year-old man’s apartment in the 900 block of Neff, near Mack, according to police.
“(The woman) advised me that both she and (the man) were using cocaine through the evening,” reported Officer Joe Adams.
At about 11 a.m., the man reportedly objected to the woman, 22, of Clinton Township, wanting to leave.
He got out his blue steel Colt MKIV .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and said, “Do you want me to shoot you?” according to Detective Christopher Lee, citing the woman.
“He continued to get more agitated and eventually placed the barrel of the gun in his open mouth and requested that (she) shoot him,” she added, Lee said. “She stated that several times he reached for her hand and attempted to place her finger on the trigger of the gun while it was in his mouth.”
The pair eventually left the apartment in her black 2013 Ford Taurus, the man driving. Another motorist on Neff had to pull aside to avoid a collision, according to a witness.
Feeling threatened, the woman bailed out on Neff north of Mack in Detroit and ran to the motorist, seeking help. The motorist drove her to the corner of Mack and Moross in Grosse Pointe Farms.
A Farms patrolman turned her over to City police.
At about 6 p.m., the Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods special response team arrested the suspect, Ylli Love Didani, while executing a search warrant on his apartment.
Officers found the following evidence:
two baggies containing a white, powdery substance,
a one-gallon bag containing a white, powdery residue,
drug paraphernalia, including a scale, razor blade and straw with white, powdery residue,
two iPhones and
Didani was arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 4, in City Municipal Court on multiple charges, including:
possession of cocaine,
possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime,
firearms charges, all felonies, and
domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
Judge Russell Ethridge set bond at $250,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Thursday, Feb. 13.
Didani has a history of drunken driving, plus being drunk and disorderly, according to investigators.
He reportedly said he and the woman have been in a “semi-romantic relationship for the past couple of months,” Lee said.