HOT 102.7 Promotions Worker Carjacked in Detroit
April 16, 2008 at 6:47 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE Urban WHTD (HOT 102.7)/DETROIT’s station vehicle was stolen and an employee carjacked early TUESDAY afternoon, as he re-fueled the vehicle at an area gas station less than a mile away from the station. KEITH "SHUG" GILLESPIE, fleet manager for HOT 102.7, was held at gunpoint by an armed teen. The teenager then hopped in the heavily branded vehicle and sped away, hitting another vehicle as he departed.
Midday personality SUGA RAE then went on-air soliciting tips as to the whereabouts of the vehicle. Hundreds of callers flooded the studio lines, giving the station dozens of quality leads. They immediately gave those tips to the station’s promotions director, who was inside the precinct with the DETROIT Police coordinating the influx of the information.
In less than an hour, those tips led to local police locating the station’s vehicle. Shortly afterwards police apprehended the suspects. A local resident, whose tips lead to the arrest of the suspects, was rewarded with her only request -- a pair of front-row tickets to the ALICIA KEYS-NEYO-JORDIN SPARKS concert.
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