Ex-Detroit Mayoral Candidate Hides With Intruders Inside Home

Source:  Serena Daniels / The Detroit News

Former mayoral candidate Lisa Howze is recovering from an apparent break-in while she was inside her home on a day she made a controversial political decision.

Amid a fire storm of criticism, Howze announced her endorsement of former DMC CEO Mike Duggan for mayor on Tuesday, and that decision caused an instant uproar on social media with supporters calling her a sellout who had betrayed their trust.

Howze has lived in her neighborhood — located around Eight Mile and Gratiot — for the past 13 years. In that time, she recalled one person who tried to break in through a side window. Another time, an air conditioning unit was taken. Still Howze feels safe in the area. She talks with teens in the neighborhood and likes to think they would never let anyone mess with her, she said.

“To think that a youth could do this randomly or selectively, I can’t imagine that,” Howze said.

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